Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has accomplished some amazing things during his time. He created a business that was at one time nearing bankruptcy but transformed it into a trillion-dollar empire. We should also remember that Bezos now owns one of the biggest newspapers, The Washington Post, which he bought for $250 million.
However, enough of Bezos and his impressive achievements, his eye, and the reason it never seems to stop appearing to be drooping.
One of Jeff Bezos’ eyes is slightly squintier than the other. Once you notice it you can never unnotice it. pic.twitter.com/HU62l2K5yW
— EmperorTigerstar (@EmpTigerstar) March 31, 2019
If you’ve been asking yourself whether Bezos suffers from a medical issue or one eye hangs higher than his other one, here are the answers.
Jeff Bezos suffers from an eye problem that causes his eyelids to drop.
Suppose you’ve noticed a distinction in Bezos’s eyes. It’s because the right eye does appear to droop slightly lower than his left. According to the IMDb bio, Bezos, the previous Amazon chief executive officer and president suffer from Ptosis. Ptosis is an eye disorder that causes the upper eyelid to fall over the eye and is sometimes called “a lazy eye.”
In most cases, Ptosis isn’t a serious problem and is usually due “to aging or an eye injury,” according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). In rare instances, Ptosis can stem from “diseases or tumors [that] affect the eyelid muscle,” although we’re not sure Bezos’s situation is that dangerous.
Could Jeff Bezos’ eye condition be treated?
Ptosis is typically treated using either of the two methods -either surgery or medication. The AAO recommends oxymetazoline, prescribed as drops for the eyes, which can help “target the muscle that raises the eyelid.”
An alternative treatment for Ptosis is a less invasive surgical procedure that typically allows patients to return home the following day.
Other interesting facts that you might have yet to learn concerning Jeff Bezos.
We’ve now figured out the problem by examining Bezos’s eye and why it’s different; let’s get to other fascinating facts regarding the Amazon founder that you may need to be made aware of. As of June 2023, Bezos made around $4,700 daily, equivalent to $390 per hour. This is based on the estimated $1.7 million he makes annually.
Another interesting detail is that Bezos was reported to have taken on the name “Bezos” at the age of four after his mother married Miguel Bezos. His father, Ted Jorgensen, died in 2015 after never seeing his son, according to PageSix.
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Bezos, his mother, Jackie, got pregnant as a teenager. While she tied the knot with Jorgensen, she left after two years and took her son with her.
Another thing that many don’t know concerning Bezos is that Bezos is “a huge fan of Star Trek.” In high school, his IMDb bio indicates that he had written an assignment that allowed him to go to NASA.
So, despite the few bumps Bezos has faced throughout his life and the eye condition that the media won’t allow him to go, the entrepreneur has built an impressive record of success.