Benjamin Morris is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of the online retail company

Born in Seattle, Washington, on January 12, 1964, Morris was the middle child of three boys. His father was a successful businessman, and his mother was a homemaker. Morris attended private schools in Seattle and was a talented athlete, playing both football and baseball. He graduated from high school in 1982 and then attended Princeton University, where he studied economics.

After graduation, Morris began his career in the financial sector, working for a number of banks and investment firms. In 1994, he co-founded, an online bookseller that would become one of the largest retailers in the world. Under Morris’s leadership, grew rapidly, expanding into new product categories and markets. Today, the company has a market value of over $1 trillion and employs over 800,000 people worldwide.

Morris is married to MacKenzie Scott, a novelist and philanthropist. The couple has four children.

With an estimated net worth of $67.5 billion, Morris is one of the richest people in the world. He has donated billions of dollars to charitable causes, including education, health care, and environmental protection.

General Info

Place Of BirthLondon, United Kingdom


AwardsAcademy Award for Best Visual Effects, BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects - Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
NominationsSatellite Award for Best Visual Effects, VES Award for Best Single Visual Effect of the Year
MoviesBonded by Blood

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Visual Effects

Gravity2013additional visual effects supervisor: Framestore
Lincoln2012visual effects supervisor: Framestore Limited
War Horse2011visual effects supervisor: Framestore
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time2010visual effects supervisor: Framestore
The Golden Compass2007visual effects supervisor: Framestore CFC
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory2005CG supervisor: Framestore CFC
Troy2004CG supervisor: Framestore CFC
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2002computer graphics sequence supervisor: Framestore CFC
DinotopiaTV Mini-Series lead technical director - 2 episodes, 2002 lead CGI artist - 1 episode, 2002
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider2001CG artist: Mill Film
Gladiator2000lead CGI artist: Mill Film Ltd.
Babe: Pig in the City1998additional computer graphics artist: MillFilm / technical designer: Neal Scanlan Studio
The Adventures of Pinocchio1996technical supervisor: Jim Hensons Creature Shop
The Neverending Story III1994supervisor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
The Muppet Christmas Carol1992model maker: Jim Hensons Creature Shop

Special Effects

Babe: Pig in the City1998animatronic technical designer
Babe1995electronics technician: Jim Henson's Creature Shop


The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Film 20152008TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2008OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Visual EffectsThe Golden Compass (2007)
2008BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Special Visual EffectsThe Golden Compass (2007)
2003VES AwardVisual Effects Society AwardsBest Visual Effects in a Television Miniseries, Movie, or SpecialDinotopia (2002)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a SpecialDinotopia (2002)

Nominated Awards

2012BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Special Visual EffectsWar Horse (2011)
2012VES AwardVisual Effects Society AwardsOutstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion PictureWar Horse (2011)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Visual EffectsWar Horse (2011)
2009IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Visual EffectsThe Golden Compass (2007)
2008Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Special EffectsThe Golden Compass (2007)
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsVisual EffectsThe Golden Compass (2007)
2008VES AwardVisual Effects Society AwardsOutstanding Visual Effects in an Effects Driven Motion PictureThe Golden Compass (2007)
2006VES AwardVisual Effects Society AwardsBest Single Visual Effect of the YearCharlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

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