Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has officially retired after 27 years with the company. He was replaced by Andy Jassy, who has headed Amazon Web Services since 2003. Bezos will continue to participate in the life of the corporation, but as chairman of the board of directors.
Now the richest man in the world will deal with the charitable foundations Bezos Earth Fund and Amazon Day 1 Fund. In addition, the billionaire is going to devote more time to his space company Blue Origin, as well as the newspaper The Washington Post, which he bought in 2013 for $250 million.
Let's recall, Amazon was founded in 1994 as an online bookstore. Since then, it has become one of the world's most expensive corporations, and its leader Jeff Bezos is one of the richest men on the planet.
By the way, on July 20, Bezos plans to fly into space on the New Shepard spacecraft. He will take his younger brother with him, as well as 82-year-old Wally Funk, who participated in the Mercury 13 program to train women astronauts.
Source: BBC, The Verge