They have founded economic empires, have often hit the headlines, but who are really the big bosses of Tech? To get to know them better, we came up with the idea of writing this new article dedicated to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. Here are 3 little-known anecdotes about this famous leader.
Jeff Bezos starred in Star Trek
Jeff Bezos is a big fan of science fiction and astronomy. Suffice to say that he did not shy away from his pleasure when he had the opportunity to play the role of an alien in the film Star Trek Beyond in 2016. It is a reboot of the original saga which stars actor Chris Pine.
We learn in passing that the billionaire did not go unnoticed on the set since we saw him arrive with three limousines and a dozen bodyguards .
Delighted, the entrepreneur commented on this cameo: “For years, I begged Paramount, which is owned by Viacom, to let me star in a Star Trek movie. I was very persistent, and you can imagine the poor director who got the call, you know, 'You have to let Bezos be in your movie 'Star Trek.' It was a lot of fun for me. It was a bucket list item.
Amazon was started in Jeff Bezos' garage
Rome was not built in a day, neither was Amazon. Jeff Bezos first created a test website and asked 300 friends to test it. But the whole thing was created in his own garage.
It was in this cramped place that the first meetings were organized. Little by little, the team was able to rent a house and the business grew. We know the rest: exponential growth, until the group became one of the most powerful technology companies on the planet.
Jeff Bezos' father worked in a circus
Jeff Bezos' biological father, Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen, worked as a circus performer. He notably practiced unicycling. As part of a biography written about his son in 2013, the man learned that he was the father of Jeff Bezos. He had in fact not realized that he was his biological father, underline our colleagues from Business Insider.
If you liked this article, you can always reread the previous one part of this series. We've collected three surprising anecdotes about Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple.
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