Jeff Bezos is the founder of retail giant, Amazon. Although he recently announced that he would be stepping back from his role as Amazon CEO to focus on his space company, Blue Origin.
Bezos found Blue Origin in 2000 – Two years before Elon Musk founded SpaceX. And four years before Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic was founded.
Blue Origin has yet to launch either its New Shepard rocket, whilst SpaceX has conducted several launches of its Falcon 9 rocket.
Jeff Bezos recently boarded his New Glenn launch vehicle for its maiden passenger flight into space alongside his brother and another passenger who paid $28 million for a seat. The mission was a success and all passengers returned to earth safely.