A day in the life of the richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos — who runs the second US company to join the $1 trillion club and still washes the dishes after dinner

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Jeff Bezos’ daily schedule indicates that he’s not addicted to work. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, announced on Wednesday that he’s getting divorced.
  • Amazon became the second US company to reach the $US1 trillion mark in August 2018.
  • 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, the richest person in history, announced on Wednesday that he and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos,are getting a divorce.

“As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,” the couple wrote in the statement.

According to Bloomberg, the Amazon founder and CEO has $US137 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. Amazon’s market cap has since dipped to $US791 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.

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Jeff Bezos. Alex Wong / Getty Images

Source: CNBC, Inc., Entrepreneur


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

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Jeff Bezos. Drew Angerer / Getty Images

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. The couple announced their plans to divorce on January 9, 2019.

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Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Source: Entrepreneur,Inc., Axios, Twitter


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

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Jeff Bezos. Alex Wong / Getty Images

Source: Axios


Bezos reportedly never schedules early-morning meetings, in order to spend quality time with his family.

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Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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.

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Jeff Bezos. Leigh Vogel / Stringer / Getty Images

Source: Axios


Bezos is famously not big on meetings in general.

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Jeff Bezos. David Ryder / Stringer / Getty Images

Source: Recode


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

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Jeff Bezos. Drew Angerer / Getty Images

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.

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Pizza. Alex Wong / Getty Images

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.”

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Jeff Bezos. Mario Tama / Getty Images

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.

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Jeff Bezos. David Ryder / Stringer / Getty Images

Source: Business Insider


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

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Jeff Bezos. Alex Wong / Getty Images

Source: Business Insider


He was photographed eating an iguana once.

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Iguana. Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

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.

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Grilled octopus. Andrew Toth / Stringer / Getty Images

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.”

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Jeff Bezos. Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Source: Business Insider


Bezos also has a fondness for food trucks.

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Jeff Bezos. Scott Olson / Getty Images

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.

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Amazon’s headquarters. SeaRick1/Shutterstock

Source: Recode


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

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Jeff Bezos. Alex Wong/Getty Images

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.

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Jeff Bezos. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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.

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Jeff Bezos. Drew Angerer / Getty Images

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.

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Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

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.

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Jeff Bezos. Drew Angerer, Getty images

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.”

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

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.

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Bezos with a model rocket. Win McNamee/Getty Images

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.”

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Jeff Bezos. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

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.

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Jeff Bezos. Scott Olson / Getty Images

Source: Axios