Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been in the news a lot during the past year and a half. First, he surpassed Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Then Mr. Bezos made a much hyped announcement of the location for Amazon’s second global headquarters. And today, he shocked the world by announcing that he was divorcing his wife of 25 years.
Jeff Bezos’ Grandfather’s Body Hair Transplant
I have watched a number of videos of Jeff Bezos over the years, since I really like listening to his speeches, interviews and lectures. He is a much more interesting speaker in comparison to other billionaires such as Elon Musk and Bill Gates.
My favorite Bezos anecdote (a shocking one at that) is found in the below video, from 9-12 minutes in. To summarize:
When Mr. Bezos was younger, his beloved grandfather had an accident in which he ripped apart his thumb. To repair the injury, he had to move some skin from his butt to his completely torn thumb.
Lo and beheld, ever since the butt skin transplant, the old man kept growing butt hair on his thumb for the rest of his life and had to keep shaving it off!
It has been several years since I last wrote a post on body hair transplants. For those who do not know, a number of surgeons offer body hair to head hair transplants where they move body hair to your head. This is only done when a male patient does not have sufficient donor hair at the back of his head to cover his extensive balding regions in the front and top (crown) of the scalp.
So Mr. Bezos’ grandfather might be one of the earliest examples ever of proof that one can shift hair from one part of the body to another part. And have it keep growing for decades!
Watch from minutes 9-12: