Whiles growing up, we have always heard of one Hassanal Bolkiah been the richest man in the world. He is the Sultan of Brunei and his amazing luxuries filled every newspaper in the country.
He is believed to have more than 7,000 cars sitting at his garage and this of course makes one wonder how he manages to drive all of them.
It is believed his palace, the Istana Nurul Iman, has 257 bathrooms but it appears his $20 billion net worth makes him in pale shadow in richness when it comes to the richest men in the world.
Jeff Bezos has really come long when it comes to building his company; Amazon. He is now worth close to $200 billion and that makes him the richest man in the world.
A look into the life of the richest man in the world is what we intend to focus on today and he indeed has an inspiring story.
It appears Bezos wasn’t his initial name as he picked that up when his mother re-married. He actually got the name from his stepfather.
According to report, he was born as the son of Jacklyn and Ted Jorgensen in New Mexico, as Jeffery Preston Jorgensen.
His mother ended the relationship with Jeff’s father and got married to one Cuban immigrant known as Miguel Bezos.
The trio therefore moved to Texas where is stepfather worker as an engineer at Exxon.
He atteneded Miami Palmetto High School after the family settled at Miami as time went on.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.
He served as the president of the Princeton chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.
After working on Wall Street on the computer science field for a while,there came his plan for one of the greatest companies ever built; Amazon.
He came about Amazon in the year 1994 and became working on it fromhis garage.
It is believed the very first sale he made was a book which was ordered and he dispatched the book to the buyer himself from his garage.
With time he sold shares one million shares of the company and that brought in more than $670 million and the rest they say is history. The company continues to grow from strength to strength making him the richest man in the world.
He is seen as a really tough boss as he banned PowerPoint presentations at Amazon meetings forcing each member to really pay attention with regards to what’s going during meetings.
His divorce is seen as the highest amountof money anyone divorcee has received from his or her partner as his ex- wife received $68 billion as settlement.
Scot Mckenzie is therefore seen as the richest woman in this world through the millions of shares she received from the company after 25 years of marriage.
Jeff Bezos net worth as at now stands at $198 billion and is one of the highest paid CEOs in the world making $20,000,000 a year.
A look at some of his quotes that will inspire you;
“Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.” – Jeff Bezos
“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” – Jeff Bezos
“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” – Jeff Bezos