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1999 60 Minutes interview shows Amazon before it was the megacompany you know now

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Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in the world, surprisingly buff, and working toward putting millions of people into space.

But back in July 1999, he was just a lowly billionaire working out of a dingy Seattle office on Amazon.com, then still an oddity.

A 60 Minutes segment entitled "Nerd of the Amazon" provides a window back into that era, when Bezos back just seemed like a dorky founder who still drove a Honda Accord. 

The origin story of Amazon is now widely-known. Bezos left a well-paying Wall Street job with not destination in mind. He chose Seattle on the way, along with the notion that he would sell books online. Read more...

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