A day in the life of the richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos — whose company is worth $1 trillion and who still washes the dishes after dinner

Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesJeff Bezos’ daily schedule indicates that he’s not addicted to work.
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world.
  • Amazon became the second US company to reach the $US1 trillion mark – although it’s since fallen to a $US913 billion market cap.
  • The tech mogul’s daily routine indicates that he’s not addicted to work.
  • Bezos prioritises lots of family time, and even time allotted for washing the dishes.

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in history.

According to Bloomberg, the Amazon founder and CEO has $US145 billion to his name. In addition to founding the online retail behemoth Amazon, Bezos also owns The Washington Post and an aerospace company, Blue Origin.

Amazon also recently became the second US company to join the $US1 trillion valuation club, according to Markets Insider. Apple was the first ever US company to receive that distinction. However, Amazon just lost $US56 billion of its market capitalisation after the stock market dipped. Still, its market cap is around $US913 billion.

So what does daily life look like for this tech mogul?

Here’s a look inside his daily routine:


Bezos is a big believer in getting enough shut-eye.

Alex Wong / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: CNBC, Inc., Entrepreneur


He wakes up every morning naturally, without the aid of an alarm clock.

Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: CNBC, Inc., Entrepreneur


“I like to putter in the morning,” Bezos told a gathering of Economic Club of Washington, DC. “So I like to read the newspaper. I like to have coffee.”

Source: Axios


He always starts the day by sharing a healthy breakfast with his wife, novelist MacKenzie Bezos.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesJeff and MacKenzie Bezos.

Source: Entrepreneur,Inc., Axios


“I like have breakfast with my kids before they go to school,” he said, according to Axios.

Alex Wong / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Axios


To spend quality time with MacKenzie and their four children, he never schedules early-morning meetings.

Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesJeff and Mackenzie Bezos.

Source: Entrepreneur


But he does like to get his more intensive meetings rolling before noon. “I do my high-IQ meetings before lunch,” he told the Economic Club of Washington, DC.

Source: Axios


“Like anything that’s going to be really mentally challenging, that’s a 10 o’clock meeting,” Bezos said, according to Axios.

Leigh Vogel / Stringer / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Axios


Bezos is famously not big on meetings in general.

David Ryder / Stringer / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Recode


He’s said to meet with Amazon investors for only six hours a year.

Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Recode


When he does call a meeting, Bezos employs a “two-pizza rule” — he never organizes a meeting where two pizzas couldn’t feed the entire group.

Alex Wong / Getty ImagesPizza.

Source: Business Insider


Bezos apparently used to be an occasionally explosive boss, but there are rumours that he has hired an executive coach to “help him tone it down.”

Mario Tama / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Business Insider


In general, he has set a “frugal” tone at Amazon, which doesn’t throw perks like massages or free lunch at employees.

David Ryder / Stringer / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Business Insider


When it comes to meals, Bezos has a taste for unusual dishes.

Alex Wong / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Business Insider


He was photographed eating an iguana once.

Kevin C. Cox / Getty ImagesIguana.

Source: Business Insider


And, during a meeting with Woot founder Matt Rutledge, he ordered octopus with potatoes, bacon, green garlic yogurt, and eggs for breakfast.

Andrew Toth / Stringer / Getty ImagesGrilled octopus.

Source: Business Insider


“When I look at the menu, you’re the thing I don’t understand, the thing I’ve never had,” Bezos said. “I must have the breakfast octopus.”

Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Business Insider


Bezos also has a fondness for food trucks.

Scott Olson / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Recode


In 2014, he told Business Insider Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget about a phenomenally popular truck outside of Amazon’s headquarters. “It’s out of control, actually,” he said.

SeaRick1/ShutterstockAmazon’s headquarters.

Source: Recode


Bezos usually keeps his afternoons clear of high-intensity meetings.

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Axios


If something that necessitates a “high-IQ meeting” pops up later in the day, Bezos typically puts it off until the next day.

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Axios


“By 5 p.m., I’m like, ‘I can’t think about that today. Let’s try this again tomorrow at 10 a.m,'” he told the Economic Club of Washington, DC.

Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Axios


There’s one after-dinner ritual Bezos always adheres to: washing the dishes. “I’m pretty convinced it’s the sexiest thing I do,” he told Blodget.

Kevork Djansezian / Getty ImagesJeff and Mackenzie Bezos.

Source: Recode


It’s unclear whether Bezos has a workout routine. However, photos of the CEO at a recent conference elicited comparisons to Vin Diesel, as commenters noted his muscular appearance.

Drew Angerer, Getty imagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Business Insider


Amazon now runs several popular original series, like “The Man in the High Castle” and “Transparent,” but the Amazon CEO is a Trekkie. Bezos even made a surprise cameo in the 2016 film “Star Trek Beyond.”

Jeff Bezos/VineBezos on the set of ‘Star Trek Beyond.’

Source: Business Insider


Other than watching “Star Trek,” Bezos has another space-related hobby: gliding about in a submarine looking for old NASA rockets. He often brings his kids along for the adventure.

Win McNamee/Getty ImagesBezos with a model rocket.

Source: Entrepreneur,Wonderful Engineering


Bezos makes sure to get enough rest — he sleeps for eight hours every night.

Source: CNBC, Inc., Entrepreneur


“I prioritise it,” he said at a dinner hosted by the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. “I think better. I have more energy. My mood is better.”

Chip Somodevilla / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Axios


“As a senior executive, you get paid to make a small number of high-quality decisions. Your job is not to make thousands of decisions every day,” he said, according to Axios.

Source: Axios


“Is that really worth it if the quality of those decisions might be lower because you’re tired or grouchy?” Bezos asked the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

Scott Olson / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Source: Axios

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