Jeff Bezos' wealth reportedly hit $105.1 billion this week, making him the richest man alive among those whose wealth is publicly traceable, CNBC reported.
But Bezos hasn't always been a billionaire.
He was born the son of a 16-year-old mom and deadbeat dad, according to CNBC, which charted his path to success in a new profile.
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A straight-A student in high school who secured early admission to Princeton, Bezos thought at one point that he would be a theoretical physicist.
His idea to start Amazon came years later while working in finance.
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