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He later went on to graduate from Princeton University
He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1964.
He graduated with a degree in computer science.
After college, he started his career in wall street.
In 1994, he quit his job and moved to Seattle to get into the e-commerce business.
In 1990, he became the youngest VP for D.E. Shaw.
He opened a bookstore online, selling them out of his garage.
He saw an untapped market for books online and wanted to take advantage.
He even had over 300 of his friends beta test his website to make sure it worked.
He continued to develop software in his garage.
His company exploded at launch, selling books all across the US in the first 30 days.
The company even sold books to 45 different countries in this time period as well.
He took his company public to the market in 1997, but many analysts questioned it.
They didn't think his company would be able to keep up with big retail stores.
In 2018, the company passed over 100 million
However, the company flourished, jumping from $510,000 to $17 billion in 2011.
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