Jeff Bezos has revealed that he needs to get a specific amount of sleep to be a successful businessman.
He claims that the amount of sleep he gets effects how he functions.
Keep reading to find out more…
The only man close to matching Bezos’ eye-watering net worth of $140 billion is Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates.
Gates is worth around $102 billion.
Nobody is born with a net worth of over $100 billion…
So, where did it all start?
Born in 1964 in New Mexico, Bezos always held a huge passion for computers.
He went on to study computer science and electrical engineering at Princeton University.
But, 4 years later in 1995, he quit.
He went on to open his own online bookstore from his garage – Amazon.com.
The birth of Amazon.com changed everything for Bezos.
The 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.
In mere years following from its launch, Amazon.com began stocking a wider variety of products.
Products such as electronics, clothing, and toys, making it the number one online retailer.
As of May 2020…
The company alone has been reported to be worth $1000B.
And 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.
In May last year…
He proudly unveiled Amazon’s “Blue Moon”, his very own lunar lander project.
Which, 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.”
Bezos has faced a significant amount of controversy…
With regardd to his work ethic and spending habits.
Over the last couple of years, more and more stories of Amazon workers being forced to work unethical hours for ridiculously low wages
Workers have been getting as little as $10 an hour, in some instances.
Despite 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?
Bezos 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 these last few months, in particular, have been very beneficial for Bezos.
While the majority of the world has been in lockdown, Amazon’s sales have been skyrocketing.
And, as a result…
The CEO, who owns an 11% stake in the company, has grown his vast fortune by a further $24bn so far during the pandemic, a roughly twenty percent increase over the last 4 months to $138b.
Comparisun, 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.
The 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.
Most of us can only dream of making Forbes’ billionaire list…
And now, Jeff Bezos seems to be under the spotlight after opening up about the routine behind his success as a businessman and how he gains such incredible wealth.
During an interview, the billionaire said: “I get eight hours of sleep a night. I prioritize it. For me I need eight hours of sleep. I think better. I have more energy. My mood is better. All these things.”
He continues: “And think about it; as a Senior Executive, what do you really get paid to do? As a Senior Executive, you get paid to make a small number of high quality decisions.
“If I make like three good decisions a day, that’s enough. And they should be just as high quality as I can make them.”
Bezos mentioned billionaire Warren Buffet in the interview, saying, “Warren Buffet says he’s good if he makes three good decisions a year!”
What are your thoughts Bezos’ routine?