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Jeffrey P. Bezos

BORN
Jan. 12, 1964, Albuquerque.

EDUCATION
B.S., electrical engineering and computer science, Princeton University. Miami's Palmetto High School class valedictorian and president.

FAMILY
Married to MacKenzie, a novelist. Brother, Mark, and sister, Christine. Father Miguel left Cuba in early 1960s. Works as an executive at Exxon. Mother Jacklyn Gise Bezos worked in a bank.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTIC
Seattle's loudest laugh.

CHILDHOOD CAREER GOAL
Astronaut.

EARLY ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Formed the DREAM Institute in high school to encourage creative thinking among young students.

EMBARRASSING MOMENT
Got ticket for careless driving as a teen after screeching to a halt in front of a state trooper.

PET
Dog Kamala, named after obscure Star Trek character.

HOBBIES
Amazon, family, Amazon, hiking, Amazon.

FAVORITE BOOK
Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day.

BOOKS READ THIS YEAR
35.



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