Jeff Bezos is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amazon and the owner of The Washington Post. After graduating from Princeton, he found work at several firms on Wall Street. While his career in finance was extremely lucrative, Bezos chose to make a risky move into the emerging world of e-commerce. He quit his job in 1994 and entered the untapped potential of the Internet market by opening an online bookstore. With countless successful business ventures, this entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer is one of the richest people in the world today.