Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is an American technology entrepreneur and investor.
Bezos has played a role in the growth of e-commerce as the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, an online merchant of books and later of a wide variety of products and services, most recently video streaming. Amazon.com became the largest retailer on the World Wide Web and a model for Internet sales. In 2013, Bezos purchased The Washington Post newspaper. As of January 2016, Bezos’ personal wealth is estimated to be US$59.2 billion, due in part to a recent spike in Amazon’s stock price, ranking him 4th on the Forbes list of billionaires.