Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder of Amazon, is set to become the world's first-ever trillionaire.
And now he's offered one piece of advice about what we will regret in life ...
Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest man in the world.
via: GettyThe title all of us dream of one day acquiring.
For years now, Bezos has been topping the official list of our world's billionaires...
He's the epitome of capitalist success.
But Bezos has offered some advice to us all.
Including the one thing he thinks we will all regret ...
Now, of course, Bezos is the founder and CEO of the online retail giant, Amazon.
Born in 1964 in New Mexico, Bezos always held a huge passion for computers and went on to study computer science and electrical engineering at Princeton University.
After graduating, Bezos spent some time working on Wall Street...
GettyBut, 4 years later in 1995, he quit to open his own online bookstore from his garage - Amazon.com.
The birth of Amazon.com changed everything for Bezos.
via: GettyThe initial success of the online store was staggering. Within the first thirty days, Amazon.com had sold books all across the United States, and across forty-five foreign countries.
And the online retailer only went from strength to strength.
via: GettyIn mere years following from its launch, Amazon.com began stocking a wider variety of products, such as electronics, clothing, and toys, making it the number one online retailer.
It's yearly earnings kept multiplying...
via: GettyAnd, as of May 2020, the company alone has been reported to be worth $1000B.
Bezos's accomplishment with Amazon is staggering.
via: GettyAnd he didn't stop there. In 2013, Bezos revealed that he had purchased the Washington Post, which he has since made profitable with a revenue of over $100 million.
Bezos has still embarked on many ambitious quests in his career.
via: GettyIn May last year, he proudly unveiled Amazon's "Blue Moon", his very own lunar lander project.
He wants to help get man back on the moon.
via: GettyWhich, with all his money, could very well be possible. "My generation's job is to build the infrastructure," Bezos declared at the unveiling, "we're going to build the road to space."
But, despite all of his success...
via: GettyBezos has faced a significant amount of controversy regarding his work ethics and spending habits.
It has been revealed that Bezos provides a shockingly low standard of working conditions for his employees.
GettyOver the last couple of years, more and more stories of Amazon workers being forced to work unethical hours for ridiculously low wages - as little as $10 an hour, in some instances - have been emerging.
Oh, and Amazon paid $0 in federal taxes in 2018.
GettyDespite the retailer being one of the most valuable companies in the world, and pulling in $232.9 billion in global revenue in 2018, they paid absolutely nothing in federal tax that year. Doesn't look great for the wealthiest man in the world, does it?
But, regardless of all the controversy surrounding the business tycoon...
via: GettyBezos still remains one of the most powerful men in the world, and a little tax evasion and unethical labor definitely won't be fazing him anytime soon.
Because this last year, in particular, has been very beneficial for Bezos.
via: GettyWhile the majority of the world has been in lockdown, Amazon's sales have been skyrocketing.
Demand for online shopping is at an all-time high...
Meaning Bezos has further expanded his already massive wealth.
So, as a result, Bezos is estimated to become the world's first trillionaire by 2026.
via: GettyComparisun, a business software comparison site, used data collected from the last 5 years of the Forbes Rich List to calculate the yearly wealth growth rate of the world's richest billionaires.
Applying this annual growth rate over the coming years...
via: GettyThe study concluded that Bezos could certainly become the world's first trillionaire in 2026, at which point he will be sixty-two-years-old. The research also predicted that Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, could follow Bezos by becoming the world's second trillionaire ten years later in 2036.
And now Bezos has offered some advice to the rest of us.
And it applies not just to business, but to life ...
"When you think about the things that you will regret when you're eighty, they're almost always the things that you did not do."
"They're acts of omission."
"Very rarely are you going to regret something that you did that failed and didn't work or whatever," he told Business Insider.
"I'm not just talking about business things."
"It's like, 'I love that person and I never told them,' and you know, fifty years later you're like, 'Why didn't I tell her? Why didn't I go after it?'"
"So that's the kind of life regret that is very hard to be happy about when you're telling yourself in a private moment that story of your life."
We can get on board with that!
Although we're not sure it'll work out quite as well for us.
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