He has also figured in Fortune's list of Fifty great leaders of the world for three straight years, topping the list in 2015.
In September 2016, Bezos was awarded the Heinlein Prize for Advances in Space Commercialization which earned him 0,000.
Like Amazon, the company is secretive, but [in September 2011] revealed that it had lost an unmanned prototype vehicle during a short-hop test flight.
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On August 4, 2016, he sold 1,000,000 of his shares at a value of $756.7 Million.
As of September 21, 2016, Bezos owns 80.9 million shares of Amazon stock. The current market value of the shares personally owned by Jeff Bezos is $62,100,000,000.00.
After the wedding the family moved to Houston, Texas, and Miguel became an engineer for Exxon.
The young Jeff attended River Oaks Elementary School in Houston from fourth to sixth grade.
While in high school, he attended the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida, receiving a Silver Knight Award in 1982.
He had left his "well-paying job" at a New York City hedge fund after learning "about the rapid growth in Internet use", which coincided with a then-new U. Supreme Court ruling holding that mail order companies were not required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack a physical presence." Bezos is known for his attention to business details.
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