Currently alive, at 53 years of age.
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1964 – Born on the 12th of January in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is the founder, president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of Amazon.com.
1979 – Migrated to the United States alone at age 15 and worked his way through the University of Albuquerque.
1994 – Graduated at Princeton University with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering.
– Founded Amazon.com and became one of the most prominent dot-com entrepreneurs.
1999 – He was TIME magazine’s Person of the Year.
– He was the pioneer of online commerce.
2006 – His wealth is primarily derived from his holding of Amazon.com stock; at the end of 06′ he held just over 100 million shares of common stock, representing 24.26% of all Amazon.com shares (in 98′ he held 41% of all shares).