"I helped fix windmills, vaccinate cattle, and do other chores.
Biographer Stone suggests that Bezos' childhood may have contributed to his obsession with success."It is of course unknowable whether the unusual circumstances of his birth helped to create that fecund entrepreneurial mix of intelligence, ambition, and a relentless need to prove himself.But it was years later, while working in finance in New York City that he had the idea to start Amazon."I came across the fact that Web usage was growing at 2,300 percent per year.Jorgensen was 18 and Gise was 16 when she became pregnant.
They flew to Mexico with their parents' money to get married.Bezos would also occasionally get to road trip with his grandparents. And every few summers, we'd join the caravan," Bezos says in graduation speech."My grandparents belonged to a Caravan Club, a group of Airstream trailer owners who travel together around the U. "We'd hitch up the Airstream trailer to my grandfather's car, and off we'd go, in a line with 300 other Airstream adventurers."I thought maybe one day we would be able to afford a forklift," Bezos tells Charlie Rose in a wide-ranging interview in 2016."And it is very, it's very, very different today." After books, the next items Bezos added to Amazon were music and videos.Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, as Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen.