I was born on January 12, 1964,
in Albuquerque, New Mexico to a 17-year-old mother who was only 17 at the time
and still in high school. My mother and father married, but their marriage did not last and at the age of four, I moved to Houston, Texas where my mother remarried and I
was given my stepfather’s surname. In just a short period of time, my life and identity had
taken a whole new direction, and we moved again to Miami, Florida hoping for better opportunities
and an easier life. I wasn’t always the richest
person in modern history. I gave up parts of my youth in high school, working at McDonald’s as a line cook, in order to make extra money. I never let it get the better of me, because I always knew I
wanted to do more with my life. I tried hard in school, even enrolling into extra courses in
the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida. Working part-time and using
what little time available to study, I graduated valedictorian of my high school. In my speech, I stated my vision in wanting to preserve Earth from overuse through resource depletion. At 18 years old when the internet
wasn’t even released yet, people thought it was nothing more
than just a young teen’s dream. At first, I didn’t know what
major to choose in college, but then I remembered building an
alarm system when I was younger to catch my siblings when they
tried to sneak into my room. So, I attended and graduated from Princeton University with degrees in electrical
engineering and computer science, and began working for a number of companies, from a financial telecommunications
start-up to banking where I gained valuable knowledge
about the inner workings of Wall Street. I was making more money than
I ever had in my entire life. Growing up poor, I’ve always had very little, but money to me was only a tool and never the end goal. I wanted to create something
that had never been done before, something that was mine. By 1994 and at the age of 30, I was the senior vice-president for one of the
world’s largest investment management firms, but I still wasn’t happy. This was the fork in the road for me, and I knew I had to decide if I
wanted to continue this path, or take a huge risk and follow my
dreams of creating something more. After writing a business plan, I quit my job and began searching
for investors for my company. I warned them that there was a 70%
chance that my new business could fail, because the idea of blending
the internet and commerce had never been done before. They were just as ambitious as I was, and on July 5, 1994, I launched my business from my garage. At first, we only sold books, but I knew from the very beginning we
wanted to sell everything people wanted. It was always clear to me that the internet was going to
revolutionize the way people lived, and physical bookstores seemed like one of the more
obvious things that would change. It didn’t take long until people began
ordering all types of books from our website, and we eventually began
selling music and videos. To bring back a little
nostalgia from my childhood, I installed a bell to notify
everyone when we got an order. But, after a few weeks, we had to turn it off, because we received too many and the bell became annoying. Just as we began selling
things beyond books, in 2000 the company hit rock bottom. A combination of fierce competition
and the dot com bubble burst lead us to near bankruptcy. Online start-ups and companies were
disappearing and closing all around us with many, including myself, unsure if we would make it. Through luck, we had borrowed
and raised nearly 2 billion dollars from a number of banks and
investors weeks before the burst and we were able to ride out the turmoil. During this time, we followed
our main three principles: 1, The customer is first 2, Stay innovative and remain inventive and 3, Be patient. To us, inventive meant
more than just e-commerce. It meant admitting that we weren’t perfect and that we would solve our mistakes. What began as a humble online bookstore, turned into an online e-commerce store, where anyone can find anything
from A to Z as the logo shows. It wasn’t always called Amazon, though. At first, I wanted to name it
“Cadabra” or “Relentless”, but was talked out of both. I finally chose Amazon after the
largest river in the world by volume. But, I wanted to do more than e-commerce, so I quietly founded Blue Origin, a human spaceflight
startup company in 2000. By 2015, we had our first test
flight into outer space, and plan on having our first
commercial flights into space by 2019. I want to live in a world where everyone can
travel through the Universe, just as they can now travel
by airplane around the globe. They may seem out of reach, but not so long ago, your only option to purchase a book was to walk into a store. Of all the goals I had in mind, becoming the first centi-billionaire
on the Forbes wealth index was never one of them. The aim was always to produce
services that could make life easier and better for others, a task that
was not always easy for me. We revolutionized the way people
purchased their goods and services, making it so that they don’t even have
to step out their front door to get the things they want. My success was to work diligently
towards my own personal goals. The thing with ambition is that it can never be fully quenched, and once one goal is reached, others have to follow. I like to believe that pride and joy can
be taken from your accomplishments, but you can’t rest on your
laurels for too long afterward or life will become stagnant. You have to strive for more
goals and more achievements. This might seem tiring, but when you have a passion for life and a desire to create things
that are beneficial for the world, the passion will give you
the energy you need. The hard work will become enjoyable, and it will also give you a sense of purpose. It won’t always be a smooth road, and sometimes people won’t always
agree with the approaches that you take or the things that you do, but I’ve always believed that in order
to do new and interesting things, you have to have thick skin
and an ability to tolerate critics. You should always take on board
what other people have to say, but if you can’t see their logic, you need to have the
resolve to stick to your guns. My name is Jeff Bezos and I am the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com.

I’m The Richest Man in the World
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100 thoughts on “I’m The Richest Man in the World

  • August 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm
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    No ur not it's Bill gates

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  • August 30, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    School desent help to get a good life you can choose what you want if ur not good at school then you have to find ur phasion and get it

    Srry from the grammer mistakes

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  • August 30, 2019 at 9:23 am
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    All the dislikes are people who work at McDonald's

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  • August 30, 2019 at 11:50 am
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    2:17 Is that a JoJo Reference?

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  • August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm
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    I was born to a 17 year old teenage mother, who happened to be a woman at the time

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  • August 30, 2019 at 10:16 pm
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    No your not.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 12:47 am
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    Hey what’s the soundtrack at the beginning?? Please tell me.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 2:36 am
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    Ayyyyyy u came to hot florida

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  • August 31, 2019 at 12:55 pm
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    1990: We will have self driving cars in the future!

    2019: I wAS bOrN tO a 17 yEaR oLD mOm wHO wAs 17 aT tHE tImE.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    Jeff Bezos

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  • September 1, 2019 at 1:23 am
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    The first cent-billionaire! Do some research CUNT

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  • September 1, 2019 at 6:12 am
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    ________________
    ____________________________.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 8:38 pm
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    I was born to a 17 year old woman
    Who was only 17 at the time 😂

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  • September 1, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    Oof

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  • September 1, 2019 at 11:26 pm
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    What’s the background music called

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  • September 2, 2019 at 12:11 am
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    jeff : i am the richest man in the world
    bill gates : am i a joke to you?

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  • September 2, 2019 at 12:14 am
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    Bill gates? Lmao

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  • September 2, 2019 at 6:05 am
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    Joez benzo amazon creater richest man world but in history a muslim guy ahmed ahbod richest man in history worth 500 mil jeoz benzo worth 240 mill hank me with a like

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  • September 2, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    00:09

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  • September 2, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    00:05

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  • September 2, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    Your bill gates?

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  • September 3, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    now your the biggest cheater

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  • September 3, 2019 at 2:37 pm
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    man this guy is poor

    HOLD ONN HOLD ON THATS A JOKE

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  • September 4, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    A doggo has kissed you

    Like for the doggo to do it again

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  • September 5, 2019 at 1:50 am
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    One of the men I admire the most and not just because he is the richest man on the planet.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 8:23 pm
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    What happened to preserving the earth's resources? You would think that with as much money as he has and makes, you might put some toward saving the planet rather than creating more destruction to it.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    If his mom hadn’t of gotten pregnant, then there wouldn’t be an empty amazon box in my garage right now

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  • September 6, 2019 at 12:03 am
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    Is this Jeff Bezos

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  • September 6, 2019 at 1:19 am
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    I liven in Albuquerque New Mexico I did not know you where born there 🤗🤗

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  • September 6, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    Smart guy: reads title no your not Mansa Musa is well… he’s dead now… his calculated network is a incredible $400,000,000,000 dollar’s btw he’s very nice as well “Mrbeast 2.0 but 400,000,292 more rich” (that was a joke) {by the way this is actually true!} If you do “Not” believe me go ask the Egyptian- Wait there dead… I think at least, they could be still hiding out there, yeah but there probably dead… look up on YouTube “Mansa Musa”

    Yo what the

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  • September 7, 2019 at 1:08 am
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    My mom loves amozon, lol

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  • September 7, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    how to be one of the richest humans in the world:

    #1: Must be born around the 1960s
    #2: Must be born around 1960s
    #3: Must be born 1960s

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  • September 7, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    17 yr old mother who was only 17 at the time.😑😐😑

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  • September 7, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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    1964. WTF

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  • September 8, 2019 at 6:30 am
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    Imagine if Jeff Bezos watched this…..

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  • September 8, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    "I'm the richest man in the world"

    Really….if I thought beyonce was the richest couple and the Kardashians too,never heard of you meh dude

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  • September 8, 2019 at 11:42 pm
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    N a n i

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:29 am
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    We have the same birthday. Its just that mine is 1996. 😂

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  • September 10, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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    So this is the crook that doesn’t do his taxes and doesn’t get in trouble for it?

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  • September 10, 2019 at 7:27 pm
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    Why hello there don't press this

    Read more

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:55 pm
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    To a 17 year old mother at the time who was 17.

    Well no sh*t dumba*ss

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  • September 11, 2019 at 1:53 am
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    6:26 Elon musk? Critic? He's just a rival for Jeff

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  • September 11, 2019 at 8:25 am
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    Umm totally bill gates is the 2nd right

    That was sarcastic as hell

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  • September 11, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Everyone realises that was jeff bezos like i u did

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  • September 12, 2019 at 5:10 am
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    Born from a 17 year old mother who was 17 at the time

    Ah yes the floor is made out of floor

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  • September 12, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    Welcome to the show;”Why and how this man is richer than you!!!!!”

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  • September 12, 2019 at 8:39 pm
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    Fake story like if u agree cuz isn't Bill Gates the richest

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  • September 14, 2019 at 2:48 am
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    my mom had me at 17 and it was 1/14/04 that's my birth date and my mom was still in highschool

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  • September 14, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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    This is not true

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  • September 14, 2019 at 1:15 pm
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    before i even watch the video it's Jeff Bezos

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  • September 15, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    2:38 is when I think we all knew who it was

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  • September 15, 2019 at 5:13 am
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    Late comment but
    Isn’t he not the richest man in the world? I mean his wife devorced him for 30b I think

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  • September 15, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    “i gave up parts of my youth and highschool to work as a line cook at mcdonald’s”
    do you mean a part time job???? chief???

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  • September 16, 2019 at 1:12 am
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    The biggest people are the baldest people

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  • September 16, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    Bruh even alien can use amazon haha good for tyem

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  • September 17, 2019 at 2:06 am
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    Jeff bezos is that you?

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  • September 18, 2019 at 2:29 am
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    Minute Videos: have great animation and tell the truth.

    Other channels:I'm 14 and in 2 grade

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:22 am
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    Mewto: I'm the strongest pokemon of the world!!

    Arceus: hold my wine.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 10:42 pm
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    6:32 am I the only one who that the last guy being drawn was joe rogan?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:12 pm
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    Do you know that the first purchase was by bulgarian

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  • September 22, 2019 at 3:51 pm
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    2:16 hoho so your approaching me

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  • September 22, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Can I get 10 subs plz

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  • September 22, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    Ok, you screwed up at the beginning of the video and you can correct it. It's know big concern to me. I'm happy to hear that you have made a successful life for yourself but I do have a question to ask you. Why are you paying your employees low wages and have bad working conditions for them? And what kind of employee benefits are they entitled to?

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  • September 23, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    3:27 I READ THAT VERY WRONG

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  • September 23, 2019 at 10:07 pm
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    Bill gates

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  • September 24, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    Wat this video was made by another channel months ago

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  • September 24, 2019 at 11:54 pm
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    “I was born to a 17 year old mother who was only 17 at the time”

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  • September 25, 2019 at 5:31 am
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    How the hell they got this info?

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  • September 25, 2019 at 9:58 am
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    Hes biological father died in 2015

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  • September 26, 2019 at 6:54 am
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    Jeff Bezos wouldn't put his story here.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 9:00 am
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    A centi-billionaire. Pay your warehouse & delivery employees more, please.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 5:01 pm
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    Ok I liked subbed shared since you care for others can I have a 10.5 in ipad pro 2017

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  • September 26, 2019 at 8:45 pm
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    Jeff Bezos could end homelessness in America overnight if he wanted to but instead he just takes healthcare away from his part time workers.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:34 am
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    :bill gates is richest man in world
    :not that long ago jeff bazos becomes the richest
    :bill Fu*k no bi**
    :bill dies
    :jeff hahhahha
    :someone else is born has a pitful life becomes richer than jeff
    :jeff dies

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:06 am
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    R u Jeff basos????

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:41 am
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    2:17 "Oh you're approaching me"

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:32 am
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    I’m angry Jeff bezoz didn’t do the voicing

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    "i was born to a 17yo mother, who was 17 yo at the time."

    Every 60 seconds in Africa a minute passes.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    amazon does support my country so if i want a book the only option is in fact to go to a library XD!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Are you Bill gates?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:41 pm
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    Albuquerque gangggg 🗿

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:45 am
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    And you cheated on your wife

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    Jeff:iM ThE RIchest MAn in Da WOrLd
    Actual happend

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:03 pm
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    3:30 “cum”

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  • September 29, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    0:05 “to a 17 year old mother that was only 17 at the time” lmao 😂

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  • September 30, 2019 at 6:20 pm
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    How did the Owner off amazon find out about a YouTuber with 1.55m subs.. This is kewl

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Anyone hiring at mcdonalds??

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  • October 1, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    50% of comments: I was by a 17 yearold mother who is 17 49% of comments:McDonalds 1% of comments:OtHeR

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    okay?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    ……YOU WENT TO PRINSTEN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE?!

    PRINSTEN IS MY NAME!!
    and yes it is spelled like that

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  • October 1, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    So no one is going to say anything about how they put Trump?

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  • October 2, 2019 at 12:20 am
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    What's the music called

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  • October 3, 2019 at 12:02 pm
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    THEN WHY TF YOU WORKING AT MCDONALDS

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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    Bill Gates your real!?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:49 pm
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    I was born to a 17 year old mother and she was only 17 at the time 💀

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:24 am
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    Jeff: I’m the richest man in the world

    Pewdiepie: hold my beer gamers

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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    Heck yeah I love eatin wet shiddy slop like this. Mmm, my soggy brain believes every word.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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    “To a seventeen year old women who was only seventeen years old”
    -Jeff Bezos 2019

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    no youre not…..
    and if you are
    congrats no one cares

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:09 pm
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    Did he make amazon

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