Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

Academy of Achievement

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"I'm going to go do this crazy thing. I'm going to start this company selling books online." In 1994, Jeff Bezos was a 30-year-old Vice President of a New York investment firm, newly married, with a secure and prosperous future ahead of him. He decided to give it all up and drive to Seattle with his wife, in a used car, to start a business in their garage. He was betting his own savings -- and his parents' and friends' -- on a totally untried not...Read More
"I'm going to go do this crazy thing. I'm going to start this company selling books online...Read More