(CNN) -- Here is a look at President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos.
Personal: Birth date: January 12, 1964
Birth place: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Birth name: Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen
Father: Ted Jorgensen
Mother: Jackie (Gise) Bezos
Marriage: MacKenzie (Tuttle) Bezos (1993-present)
Children: A daughter adopted from China, and three sons
Education: Princeton University, B.S., 1986
Other Facts: He was adopted at a young age by his stepfather, Miguel "Mike" Bezos, an engineer at Exxon.
Timeline: 1994 - Leaves D. E. Shaw & Co. in order to develop Amazon.com.
1999 - Is named Time magazine's Person of the Year.
2000 - Founds Blue Origin, LLC, an aerospace company to provide low-cost access to private space travel.
2001 - Is inducted into the American Academy of Achievement, an organization that helps students meet American leaders.
2011 - Bezos and his wife donate $15 million to create the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics at Princeton University.
November 2012 - Fortune Magazine names Bezos its 2012 Businessperson of the Year.
March 2013 - Leads the privately funded Apollo 11 F-1 Engine Recovery project team that recovers parts of two rocket engines from the Atlantic seafloor. The rockets from the 1969 Apollo 11 mission remain property of NASA.
August 5, 2013 - It is announced that Bezos is purchasing the Washington Post. Bezos officially becomes the owner on October 1.
January 1, 2014 - Bezos is evacuated on an Ecuadorian navy helicopter from the Galapagos Islands after he develops kidney stones. An Amazon spokesman later says that no surgery was required.
March 2014 - Number 18 on the Forbes World's Billionaires list, with a net worth of $32 billion.