|Birthdate:||January 12, 1964|
|Birthplace:||Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.|
Jeff Bezos (/ˈbeɪzoʊs/; born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen; January 12, 1964) is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, which became the world's largest online shopping retailer. an Internet merchant of books and a wide variety of products and services, most recently video streaming and audio streaming, Amazon.com became the world's largest internet sales website. on the World Wide Web and a model for Internet sales. Bezos' other business interests include aerospace and newspapers. He is the founder and owner of privately-funded aerospace developer and manufacturer Blue Origin (founded in 2000) with test flights to space beginning in 2015, and plans for commercial suborbital human spaceflight beginning in 2018. In 2013, Bezos purchased The Washington Post newspaper. A number of other business investments are managed through Bezos Expeditions. As of October 2016, Bezos' personal wealth is estimated to be US$71 billion, ranking him the 2nd richest person in the United States (behind Bill Gates) and the 3rd richest person in the world on The World's Billionaires.