Drake & Jeff Bezos share moment of reflection: “Started from the bottom now we’re here”

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A super-rich financial status isn’t the only thing Drake and Jeff Bezos have in common. On Instagram Wednesday, the Canadian rapper and Amazon founder bonded over their humble beginnings. 

Drake shared a series of throwback images — one of a younger version of himself, presumably during his days as an actor on the show Degrassi and another of Bezos many years ago, sitting at a desk in front of an old computer in what’s been referred to as the very first Amazon office. 

“Gotta start somewhere,” the rapper captioned the post, to which Bezos responded with the lyrics of a popular Drake song, “Started from the bottom now we’re here.”

In the first image, Drake is photographed in front of a door marked 1503. According to Complex1503 is the address of the apartment on 15 Fort York in Toronto, where the “God’s Plan” rapper and producer Noah 40 Shebib recorded most of the work for So Far Gone, Drake’s third mixtape. 

Drake, 35, previously mentioned 1503 in the 2015 track, “Know Yourself.”

“Yeah, this that Oliver 40, Niko s**t man, 15 Fort York shit ya know,” he raps.

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The Grammy-winning star was shocked to learn of Bezos’ comment. “holyyy Jeff knows about the man dem nobody can chat to me today!!! Big Bezos in the comments,” he replied.

According to Forbes, who has Bezos as the second richest man in the world with a net worth of $141.9 billion, the e-commerce giant started Amazon in 1994, out of the garage of his Seattle home.

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