Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and founder of Amazon, said in a “fireside interview” during a visit to India on Wednesday that if Amazon did not succeed, he would now be a happy programmer somewhere. Bezos founded Amazon in 1995 and today has a market capitalisation of more than $926 billion and at one point exceeded $1 trillion. Bezos himself is the world’s richest man, worth more than $110 billion.
“What has happened in the last 25 years (on Amazon) has far exceeded my expectations,” Bezos said in an interview on Wednesday. I want to build a company, but not as you see today. “
So Bezos’s gamble paid off handsomely, but if it didn’t work out? What would he do?
Bezos replied, “I’m going to be a very happy software programmer somewhere.” “
“We all have passions, and you can’t choose them,” Bezos said at the 2016 Trail Blazers Awards. According to Wired, a US technology news agency, computers have always been Bezos’s passion.
In fact, as a young man, Bezos started out in a career in computer science and automation. He graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
After graduation, Bezos turned down job offers from several technology companies, including Intel, Bell Labs and Anderson Consulting, to work in “debug code” for a telecommunications start-up called Fitel. Two years later, Bezos left Fitel to become a software developer at bankers Trust, which was later acquired by Deutsche Bank.
There, Bezos plans to leave the bank and find a job in technology rather than continue in financial services. But in 1990, it was hedge fund D. E. After contacting Shaw’s founder, David Shaw, who is also a computer scientist, he jumped to the fund.
There, Bezos is responsible for studying a relatively new area: potential business opportunities for the Internet. At a brainstorming session, Bezos came up with the idea of selling books on the Internet.
Bezos recalled Wednesday that Shaw actually discouraged him from leaving the company to pursue his own business. “When I told my boss about it, he patiently listened to me and said, ‘That’s a good idea, but it’s only for someone who has no job,'” Bezos said. ‘”
But “I know that if I try and fail, I’ll never regret it,” Bezos said. “