IN 1995 Jackie and Mike made a decision to help their son — and it paid off more than anyone could ever have imagined. Beginning of dialog window.

Escape will cancel and close the window. From Elon Musk digging tunnels to Jeff Bezos’s giant clock inside a mountain, billionaires are doing very interesting side projects with their spare billions.

This is why you have children. Picture: Jason RedmondSource:AFP TO HAVE supportive parents is a great advantage in life, but so is having insanely successful children.

Most parents spend their weekends driving their kids to various sporting events and maybe one day chip in for their home deposit, but they do so without expecting much in return. Jackie and Mike Bezos were also supportive parents and one act in particular has seen them reap the rewards in a truly historic way.

In 1995, the parents of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos helped their son with a notable investment in his fledgling e-commerce business. The couple poured US$245,573 into the Amazon start-up, a year after it was started. Read more from…

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