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
Had the privilege today of unveiling our newest Amazon Air 767 - "Valor" - named in honor of the thousands of Amazo… https://t.co/2cBMYGm5Au— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 12, 2018
Yep, that’s me. I was lucky to be exposed to tech and coding at a young age. Inspired a lifelong love of invention.… https://t.co/JnR86cB0B6— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 1, 2018
Amazon just won The American Foundation for the Blind’s Helen Keller award! Huge kudos to the whole team on working… https://t.co/yjmiCRuLAM— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 23, 2018