Wesley Nelson is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of the online retail giant Amazon.com. He was born on January 12, 1964, in Seattle, Washington. His parents are Jeff Bezos, a former vice president of D. E. Shaw & Co., and MacKenzie Bezos, a novelist. He has three siblings: two brothers and a sister. He was raised in a Christian household and attended private schools. He graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
After graduation, he worked on Wall Street for a few years. In 1994, he quit his job and moved to Seattle to start Amazon.com. The company was launched in 1995 and quickly became a success. Today, it is the world’s largest online retailer. Nelson is also the founder of the aerospace company Blue Origin, which is developing technology to enable private space travel. He is also a philanthropist and has donated billions of dollars to various causes.
As of 2021, Wesley Nelson’s net worth is estimated to be $183 billion. He is currently the richest person in the world, surpassing Jeff Bezos. He has been married twice and has four children.