Jeff Bezos
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United States

Amazon Corporation



Amazon surpassed 100 million Prime subscribers in early 2018 as Bezos continued to transform the online retailer into a media and technology behemoth. The company’s all-encompassing 
dominance includes the on-demand streaming service Amazon Prime Video, which hosts such award-winning originals as “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; a retail expansion, with cashierless Amazon Go stores and the 2017 Whole Foods acquisition; and the popular Alexa-powered smart devices fast becoming part of the zeitgeist. Its successes propelled Bezos’ personal net worth to $165 billion by September 2018, landing him the top spot on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He bought the Washington Post in 2013 and owns the groundbreaking space-exploration company Blue Origin.


  • Amazon Corporation
  • Blue Origin
  • Amazon Go


  • Princeton University (NJ, USA)

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  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Becomes World's Richest Person

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Becomes World's Richest Person

Jeff Bezos has again claimed the No. 1 spot on the list of the world's wealthiest individuals, after Amazon investors pushed the stock up more than 11% on Thursday's strong third-quarter earnings report.Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO, had a net worth as of Friday morning of $91.6 billion, according to Forbes' real-time ranking of the world's billionaires — surpassing Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose net worth stands at around $90 billion. Bezos' fortune increased nearly $9 billion overnight, as Amazon...


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