BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : MAY 31, 1999 ISSUE
COVER STORY

Jeffrey P. Bezos


BORN
January 12, 1964, Albuquerque, N.M.

FORMATIVE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE
Summers on the family's Texas cattle ranch, developing a love of science from his grandfather, a retired manager for the Atomic Energy Commission.

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

FAMILY
Married to MacKenzie, a novelist. Brother, Mark, and sister, Christine. Father Miguel left Cuba in the early 1960s. Mother Jacklyn Gise Bezos worked in a bank.

FAVORITE BOOKS
Business and science fiction.

FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOW
Seinfeld reruns.

WHY HE ALWAYS CARRIES A CAMERA
So he can remember what happened years from now.


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eBay vs. Amazon.com

COVER IMAGE: eBay vs. Amazon

TABLE: The Tale of the Tape

TABLE: Toting up the Titans

CHART: Who Has the Best Sales?

CHART: Who Has the Best Bottom Line?

CHART: Who Has the Best Stock Performance?

Q&A with eBay's Meg Whitman

RESUME: Margaret C. Whitman

PHOTO: Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay

Q&A with Amazon's Jeff Bezos

RESUME: Jeffrey P. Bezos

PHOTO: Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com

ONLINE ORIGINAL: The Duel Extends to Wall Street



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