The world of commerce has been swamped by online shopping. A progressively easier and more frequent solution for many people - just a few clicks and you're done. Jeff Bezos, of Jeffrey Preston Bezos, who remains on the cutting edge of the richest people in the world, was aware of that. He stood at the birth of today's largest online store in the world belonging to the American company Amazon. LP-Life.cz brings you ten interesting facts you may not have known about him.
His current home is a mansion in Medina, Washington, which used to house a textile museum. The value of this home exceeds 25 million dollars, which is 575 million Czech crowns.
His passion for this series almost made him rename Amazon to MakeItSo.com, which was Captain Picard's signature phrase. He even starred in Star Trek Beyond as an alien Starfleet official.
Bezos Expedetions donated about $ 20 million (CZK 460 million) to various educational projects. He also donated $ 25 million, (575 million Czech crowns), to the fight against cancer at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
In 1995, during his first months in business, Amazon was already selling its books in 50 states and 45 international affiliates. The first book they sold was "Fluid Conception and Creative Analogy: Computer Models of Basic Thinking Mechanisms" by Douglas R. Hofstadter. This book can still be bought on the website, among many other things.
In 2013, he bought the US daily The Washington Post for $ 250 million, or 5750 million Czech crowns in cash. He claimed that he didn't want to change the original aim of the newspaper, thereby ensuring the trust of its readers, and his popularity increased.
Already in his childhood, he felt great passion and love for space, which eventually resulted in the establishment of Blue Origin, his own company providing services in the area of space flights, in 2000. He also didn't hesitate to join a deep-sea rescue mission in 2013, when his team picked up pieces of rocket engines from the Atlantic Ocean. It was later discovered that they were part of Apollo 11, which had brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon.