When we talk about people with great wealth, without a doubt some of the names that come to mind are Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg.
The factor that unites these three entrepreneurs is the huge number in their bank accounts, but many others differentiate them. El Economista recalls five facts that you probably do not know about the founders of companies that have left bright traces in our history.
Businessman Elon Musk was born in South Africa in 1971. Unlike Zuckerberg and Bezos, Musk had a slightly more troubled and economically complex childhood. In 1992, Elon received a scholarship to study economics and physics at the University of Pennsylvania. He later enrolled for a doctorate at Stanford but left two days later to focus on his own business.
He works 100 hours a week.
The character of “Iron Man” was inspired by the founder of Tesla.
During a trip to Brazil and South Africa, he contracted a malaria infection – an experience he will probably remember for a long time.
He suffered from childhood bullying.
At the age of 12, he designed his first video game, which sold for $ 500 to a computer magazine.
Mark Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in New York State. Founder and founder of the social network Facebook, he was the youngest entrepreneur to appear on Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires. In 2018, the businessman’s fortune amounted to 73.2 billion dollars.
In 2006, Yahoo offered him $ 1 billion for his company, but he declined.
In one of his houses, he had a butler with artificial intelligence who spoke in the voice of Morgan Freeman.
“I’m CEO B * tch!” is the message that appears on his business cards.
He is colorblind, which is why the color and design of the Facebook logo are blue.
He was born in 1964 in New Mexico. He was adopted by his stepfather a few years after his birth, hence his surname Bezos of Cuban descent. He studied computer science and electrical engineering at Princeton University, graduating in 1986. In 1994, thanks to financial support from his parents, he founded Cadabra.com, an online bookstore that he soon renamed Amazon). Almost thirty years later, this business, which started in the garage of his house, is one of the most influential businesses in the world.
Since 2013, Bezos has owned the Washington Post.
Blue Origin is an American aerospace company founded in 2000 by Bezos.
In 2016, he starred in one of the scenes in the movie Star Trek Beyond.
He owns a private plane worth $ 65 million.
In 2020, his fortune is estimated at approximately 100 billion euros.