Jeff Bezos at this juncture is at the zenith of his success. He has become the richest man ever. What is noteworthy is that the Amazon Founder has achieved this with perseverance and struggle by rising from humble beginnings. Bezos was not born with a silver spoon and had to sweat it out to reach the top. The successful entrepreneur who celebrates his 54th birthday today is the richest man alive with a net worth of of $105.1 billion. On Jeff Bezos birthday take a look at his incredible journey so far: (Reuters)
Bezos was born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen in 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Jacklyn and Ted Jorgensen. (Reuters)
The Amazon founder has had a long and varied career that started decades ago at a local McDonald's outlet. He worked there as a teenager. (Reuters)
After graduating from Princeton, Bezos worked on Wall Street in the computer science field. (Reuters)
Despite being one of Amazon's arch rivals now, Bezos is an investor in Google too. He was one of the first backers of the search giant, investing $250,000 in 1998, according to The Telegraph. (Reuters)
Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994 after making a cross-country drive from New York to Seattle. Notably, this is not his first time on top of the wealth list. Amazon chief briefly topped Forbes' ranks of the world's richest in July 2017, as his online retailer's stock surged. (Reuters)
Jeff Bezos has also ensured that he lived another one of his childhood dreams - to act in a Star Wars franchise. And he did exactly that in the film Star Trek Beyond. In the film, Bezos is heavily made-up as an alien officer of Star Fleet and is only on-screen for a few seconds.