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A day in the life of the world's richest person, Jeff Bezos — who made $8.38 billion in one day, wakes up without an alarm, and washes dishes after dinner

Jeff Bezos Amazon CEODrew Angerer / Getty ImagesJeff Bezos, pictured, is worth about $A117 billion.
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in the world.
  • His daily routine includes lots of rest, family time, and washing the dishes.

Jeff Bezos once again became the richest person in the world Saturday.

He was briefly the richest person in the world back in July, as well.

According to Markets Insider, the Amazon founder and CEO has $A117 billion to his name.

After Amazon’s third-quarter earnings brought him an extra $A8.38 billion, he beat out fellow billionaire and Seattle resident Bill Gates to snag the top spot.

In addition to founding the online retail behemoth Amazon, Bezos also owns The Washington Post and an aerospace company, Blue Origin.

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

Bezos is a big believer in getting enough shut eye. He wakes up every morning naturally, without the aid of an alarm clock.

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Source: CNBC, Inc., Entrepreneur

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

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Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos.

Source: Entrepreneur, Inc.

In order to spend quality time with MacKenzie and their four children, he never schedules early morning meetings.

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Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos.

Source: Entrepreneur

Bezos is famously not big on meetings in general. He's said to only meet with Amazon investors for a total of six hours a year.

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Source: Recode

When he does call a meeting, Bezos employs a 'two pizza rule.' Basically, he never organizes a meeting where two pizzas couldn't feed the entire group.

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Source: Business Insider

Bezos apparently used to be an occasionally explosive boss, but there are rumours that he's hired an executive coach to 'help him tone it down,' Business Insider previously reported.

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Source: Business Insider

In general, he's set a 'frugal' tone at Amazon, which doesn't throw perks like massages or free lunch at employees.

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Source: Business Insider

In terms of food, Bezos has a taste for unusual dishes. During a meeting with Woot founder Matt Rutledge, he ordered octopus with potatoes, bacon, green garlic yogurt, and eggs for breakfast. '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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Source: Business Insider

Bezos also has a fondness for food trucks. In 2014, he told Business Insider Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget about a phenomenally popular truck based outside of Amazon's headquarters. 'It's out of control, actually,' he said.

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Source: Recode

There's one after-dinner ritual that 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.

Source: Recode

It's not quite clear whether or not Bezos has a standard 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 images

Source: Business Insider

Amazon now runs several popular original series, like 'The Man in the High Castle' and 'Transparent.' In terms of his own TV preferences, the Amazon CEO is a Trekkie. Bezos even made a surprise cameo in the 2016 film 'Star Trek Beyond.'

Bezos 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.

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Bezos with a model rocket.

Source: Entrepreneur, Wonderful World of Engineering

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

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Photo: David Ryder/Getty Images.

Source: CNBC, Inc., Entrepreneur

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