When's the last time you bought something on Amazon? Now think of every time you've bought something on Amazon. (If you're an Amazon Prime user, it might be way too much to count.)
Amazon changed the way we buy things, not just on the Internet, but in the physical world as well. The company stuck a dagger into the heart of brick and mortar bookstores across the country, and twisted that same dagger when they introduced their e-book readers. Who do we have to thank for all of this? Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, current CEO and chairman. The man turns 50 tomorrow, and has led one very interesting life. He's survived a helicopter crash, was airlifted from the Galapagos Islands for a medical emergency, and quit his job on Wall Street to work on Amazon. But there are many more things about the man who is continually shaping our world and the way we purchase goods.
Here are 50 Things You Didn't Know About Jeff Bezos.