As a result, Bezos is one of the world's richest people, ranked 12th on the most recent (2013) Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans with an estimated net worth of $27.2 billion.
More of a secret is that Bezos, like other billionaire baby boomers including Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk, is a player in the space industry. His Blue Origin LLC is looking to compete with Virgin Galactic Airways and SpaceX for business in the private sector.
Read full article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimclash/2014/08/01/billionaire-jeff-bezos-talks-about-his-secret-passion-space-travel/
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