Tech History

December 27, 1999

Jeff Bezos Named Person of the Year

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is named Person of the Year by Time Magazine.Jeff Bezos born (Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen) January 12, 1964 is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, which became the world’s largest online shopping retailer.The company began as an Internet merchant of books and expanded to a wide variety of products and services, most recently video streaming and audio streaming. Amazon.com is currently the world’s largest Internet sales website on the World Wide Web.

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