Golden Opportunity:

Remarkable Careers that Began at McDonald's

Jeffrey P. Bezos

Jeffrey P. Bezos

Hired 1980

"You learn a lot as a teenager working at McDonald’s. It’s different from what you learn in school. Don’t underestimate the value of that!"

One of his oft-repeated quotes, about learning how to crack eggs when he worked at a McDonald’s in Miami, seems prescient—the single most important component of Jeff Bezos’ business is moving things quickly from seller to customer without damaging them.  A little-known fact—his father, Miguel “Mike” Bezos, who emigrated from Cuba when he was fifteen, also worked at a McDonald’s when he was a teenager.

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