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Self-made billionaires: How they started

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 20: BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 24: Jeff Bezos attends the Axel Springer Award 2018 on April 24, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Under the motto 'An Evening for' Jeff Bezos receives the Axel Springer Award 2018. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)

Jeff Bezos (

Net worth: $164.7B

The Princeton University graduate quit his job as a vice president at financial services firm D. E. Shaw & Co. in 1994 and set out to take advantage of the growing Internet market by starting Amazon. The e-commerce portal operated from his garage before settling into its current headquarters in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

*Net worth (real time) sourced from Forbes and updated as of Sept. 2, 2018. Net worth figures may fluctuate.

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