15 of the most successful companies that started in homes, basements, sheds, and bedrooms

The garage where Jeff Bezos started Amazon.
Many successful companies were born in people’s dorm rooms, garages, and basements.
Plenty held on to these makeshift home offices until they outgrew the space.
Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in his garage, while Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in his Harvard dorm.
Amazon began as an online book store in Jeff Bezos’ home garage.Jeff Bezos’ garage in Bellevue, Washington.

In 1994, Jeff Bezos decided to take advantage of the internet’s potential. He quit his New York hedge fund job and drove to Bellevue, Washington, where he rented a house.

Bezos spent a year programming the site — which initially sold books — out of his garage, and in July 1995, Amazon.com went live. 

Today, Bezos is the richest person in the world, with a net worth of about $127 billion. Amazon is valued at about $1 trillion

On February 2, 2021, Amazon announced Bezos would be stepping down as CEO and transition to the role of executive chairman. Andy Jassy is now the CEO…

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This article was written by Caroline Fox,Erin McDowell and originally published on www.businessinsider.com