Jeff Bezos has announced he will be taking one of his own Blue Origin rockets into space...
His Instagram post came as a huge shock to many...
As we all know Bezos as a businessman, but it seems he has other aspirations.
After graduating, Bezos spent some time working on Wall Street...
via: GettyBut, 4 years later in 1995, he quit to open his own online bookstore from his garage - Amazon.com.
The birth of Amazon.com changed everything for him.
via: GettyThe initial success of the online store was staggering. Within the first thirty days, Amazon.com had sold books all across the United States, and across forty-five foreign countries.
And the online retailer only went from strength to strength.
In the mere years following its launch, Amazon.com began stocking a wider variety of products, such as electronics, clothing, and toys, making it the number one online retailer.
It's yearly earnings kept multiplying...
And, as of August last year, the company alone was reported to be worth $1000B.
Bezos's accomplishment with Amazon is simply staggering...
via: GettyAnd he didn't stop there. In 2013, Bezos revealed that he had purchased the Washington Post, which he has since made profitable with a revenue of over $100 million.
Bezos has embarked on many ambitious quests in his career.
via: GettyIn May last year, he proudly unveiled Amazon's "Blue Moon", his very own lunar lander project.
He wants to help get man back on the moon.
"My generation's job is to build the infrastructure," Bezos declared at the unveiling, "we're going to build the road to space."
And now it seems Bezos will launch himself to space onboard one of his Blue Origin rockets...
And will make the journey as soon as next month, alongside his brother.
People have a lot to say about his announcement...
"Ever since I was five years old, I've dreamed of traveling to space," he wrote. "On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend."
The trip will demonstrate his hopes of making future space tourism cheaper and more widely available.
He will also be accompanied by the winner of a public auction, where one member of the public will be traveling alongside him.
The highest bid for that seat is currently at $2.8 million, and the final winner will be announced this week!
The New Shepard rocket is designed to carry up to 6 people on each flight...
This comes as he has officially stepped down as Amazon's chief executive, to allow him to spend more time on his private space company.
Bezos's journey next month will be a major landmark for the company...
So, there you have it. What do you think?
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