Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Bezos is the founder of the Amazon Group. He is also tthe owner of the Washington Post and the founder and CEO of Blue Origin, a space flight company. In 1993 he married MacKenzie Tuttle, whom he had met the year before in the New York offices of DE Shaw & Co. The couple lived in Seattle and had four children, one of whom was adopted in China. In January 2019, after 26 years of marriage he divorced. Bezos pays his wife 36 billion dollars, which make her the third richest woman in the world according to Forbes and make divorce the most expensive in history.

In 1994, Bezos decided to leave his $223,000-per-year job to found in his garage at home in Seattle, after drafting the business plan for the project on an off-road trip from New York to Seattle, business plan in which he expects not to make a profit for the first 4-5 years. The company, quickly renamed after the Amazon River, began in July 1995 as an online bookstore, offering more titles than any other major book store or mail order company. According to Forbes magazine, as of July 23, 2023, Bezos is the third richest person in the world after Bernard Arnault and Elon Musk, with an estimated fortune of $152.7 billion.