There is a woman behind every man’s success. However, there is a man behind the success of the pioneer in the niche of e-commerce, Amazon. Jeff Bezos is the name that has successfully created a ripple in the world of digitization with his innovative approach and state-of-art methodologies.
Nearly 20 years ago, he saw a dream of being able to create a platform that will enable the people to access diversified kinds of items like pet foods, caviar, and others with just a single click. He also thought that the popularity of the malls will deplete significantly while the shops will have to rely on the convenience as well as entertainment to survive. He materialized his dreams by building the empire of Amazon.
It was founded in 1994, which is now a trillion dollar company, selling from the hand-me-down books to the A1 amenities. Now, Jeff Bezos is looking forward to exploring the other genres rather constricting the business to the retail market.
The richest man in the world owns the Washington Post newspaper. He is also the owner of Blue Origin, an aerospace company, which has plans to sell tickets that will allow the people to travel in space. In fact, he has hinted to announce a few philanthropic plans during the forthcoming summer.
His former girlfriend from high school also stated that she had always speculated Jeff Bezos to accomplish the journey to outer space. She had also stated that his idea was to tweaking the future rather than earning money.
In high school itself, Bezos had stated to establish colonies in the outer space. He had also dismantled his crib with the help of a screwdriver when he was 3, which clearly depicted his knack for engineering.
He has always stated that he looks forward to enjoying immediate results rather than gaining from a long-term project. However, the world is awaiting his next step towards the success.
Laura Todd is an independent writer and former social policy researcher. She writes on food, agriculture, geopolitics and neoliberal globalization. Her main area of concern involves how large corporations, especially transnational agribusiness, have captured key international and national institutions to undermine indigenous models of agriculture. Originally from the UK, Laura has spent many years in India where she has written for various publications, most notably the Bangalore-based Deccan Herald for 10 years.