Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. (Cliche alert) And he did out of his garage in Seattle.
He stepped down as CEO July 5, 2021 and is currently Amazon's executive chairman. He reshaped the way we shop (initially for books), but ultimately it reshaped the construct of retail.
The first centibillionaire, he was named the "richest man in modern history" after his net worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018.
In August 2020, according to Forbes, he had a net worth exceeding $200 billion. Amazon saw explosive growth during the pandemic and has come under scrutiny by many.
There is no denying his clarity of vision and unique take on leadership was instrumental in the company's success.
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