Jeff termed the venture as the 'regret minimization framework' an effort to fend off regrets for not participating sooner in the Internet business boom (Photo: Flickr, Steve Jurvetson) Photograph: (Others)
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos the 'sultan of e-commerce' has become the second-richest man on the planet, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His mega fortune now stands at a colossal $75.6 billion, the kindle founder now trails Microsoft founder Bill Gates by less than $10.4 billion. Don't be surprised if he overtakes Gates in quick time after all he has surpassed all expectations in the last 20 years to dominate the e-world. Here is a look at the career of Jeff Bezos and the stratospheric rise of Amazon, some say this is just the beginning...
Known as the 'sultan' of e-commerce, founder of amazon.com, Jeff Bezos has turned conventional retail on its head and forced the publishing industry to embrace ebooks and digital reading devices. But as it expands into a more diverse range of products and services, it is disrupting traditional industries beyond publishing — grocery shopping, television and delivery service.
Bezos is now working on Blue Origin, a company that might bring his childhood dream to shape. The company is developing technology to enable private human access to space with the goal to dramatically lower costs and increase reliability.
We have already witnessed the e-commerce revolution. Is the Blue Origin the future of Space Exploration?