Jeff Bezos
Courtesy of Amazon
United States
2021

Amazon Corporation

Jeff
Bezos

Executive Chairman

Bezos earned voluminous press and more than a little social media scorn when he took a seat alongside his brother Mark and two others aboard the inaugural crewed flight of his aerospace company, Blue Origin, in July 2021. The 15-minute suborbital space mission cost $5.5 billion, but that’s small change for Bezos, who after splitting his assets with ex-wife Mackenzie Scott in 2019 is still the world’s richest person, with an estimated net worth hovering around $200 billion, thanks to the continued dominance of Amazon, the online retailer he founded in 1994. He stepped down as CEO of Amazon weeks before the flight but remains executive chair of the company, which expanded its show business footprint via a $8.45 billion purchase of MGM in May 2021.

Career

  • MGM Studios
  • Amazon Corporation
  • Blue Origin

Education

  • Princeton University (NJ, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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