He spent his childhood summers at his grandparents’ home in Texas, castrating cattle and doing other farmwork.
Barely above the weight limit, Jeff joined a youth pee wee football team. “I thought he was going to get creamed out there,” Jeff’s Mom said. He was made captain in a couple weeks because he’s the only kid who can remember all the plays.
Jeff almost quit that job to found a news-by-fax service startup with Halsey Minor, who would later found http://www.CNET.com
In 2003, Jeff Bezos almost died in a helicopter crash.