* Bezos was born to a teenage mother, Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen, who was married to the boy’s biological father, Ted Jorgensen, for less than a year. When Jeff was 4 years old, his mother married Cuban immigrant Mike Bezos.
* On January 30, 2018, Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase issued a joint press release announcing that they planned to pool their resources to form a new healthcare company – one that would be “free from profit-making incentives and constraints” – for their U.S. employees. “The healthcare system is complex,” said Bezos, “and we enter into this challenge open-eyed about the degree of difficulty. Hard as it might be, reducing healthcare’s burden on the economy while improving outcomes for employees and their families would be worth the effort.”