Jeffrey "Jeff" Bezos an Internet entrepreneur and investor.
Jeff founded Amazon.com in 1994 after making a cross-country drive from New York to Seattle, writing up the Amazon business plan on the way. Beginning out of his garage, Amazon eventually made him the most prominent dot-com entrepreneurs and a billionaire.
Jeff is known for his attention to business details. As described by Portfolio.com, he "is at once a happy-go-lucky mogul and a notorious micromanager: "an executive who wants to know about everything from contract minutiae to how he is quoted in all Amazon press releases."
Jeff was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 1999. In 2008, he was selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best leaders. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in Science and Technology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. In 2011, The Economist gave Jeff and Gregg Zehr an Innovation Award for the Amazon Kindle. In 2012, Jeff was named Businessperson of The Year by Fortune. Jeff was ranked the second best CEO in the world by Harvard Business Review, after Steve Jobs of Apple.