Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1994 in the garage of his rented Seattle home. Two years later the company was listed on NASDAQ, and by 2011 it was not just the world’s largest on-line retailer, but also a major producer of consumer electronics and the largest provider of cloud computing.
What next? Like almost every child who watched Neil Armstrong step onto the moon, Bezos was fascinated by the exploration of space. But unlike others, he didn’t want to be an astronaut: he wanted to be a space entrepreneur. And he is. In September 2000, he very quietly founded Blue Origin, a private company whose goal is to enable private human access to space at dramatically lower cost and with increased reliability.
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Watch Blue Origin test its vertical takeoff, vertical landing rocket
#NewShepard had a successful first flight of Crew Capsule 2.0 today. Complete with windows and our instrumented tes… https://t.co/dh5G80crSa— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) December 13, 2017
Of all the news coming out of AWS #reInvent this week, I hope you didn’t miss this one. Set a Guinness World Record… https://t.co/ZXBEWl6hnV— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 30, 2017
Ten years ago today, we launched the first-ever Kindle. Happy 10th birthday @AmazonKindle and thank you to all the… https://t.co/TLYTGWVhc1— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 19, 2017