Jeff Bezos is willing to turn his life around. Amazon takes a back seat to boost its other companies and foundations.
The Amazon founder He will soon cease to be in charge of the company he founded some 30 years ago. In fact, the date chosen is no accident. Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO of Amazon on July 5, exactly the day that marks 27 years since the founding of a small online bookstore that ended up becoming the largest online store in the world.
The decision was announced last February, and although he said he would leave “in summer“It will do so a few days after the start of the season.
Bezos ceases to be CEO of Amazon but he will continue to be linked to the company, making decisions as a member of the executive board, but he will no longer lead the company.
His position will be filled by Andy Jassy, current head of Amazon Web Services, the company’s online services.
Jassy is Bezos’s henchman. He has been with the company for more than two decades, and has been in charge of design Amazon cloud services right from the start. Today they are among the most important in the world, and generate 13,500 million dollars of revenue to the company every four months.
The Amazon founder is no longer CEO, but that doesn’t mean he’s retiring. He is going to dedicate himself to his space company Blue origin, which aims to take tourists into space and put Amazon’s satellites into orbit. In addition, he will also promote his foundation that fights against climate change, Bezos Earth Fund.
With 57 years, it seems the ideal time for Jeff Bezos can enjoy his other passion: space. It leaves Amazon with records of profits and customers, but also with controversies, such as the treatment your workers receive.
Today the company has also made the news because it has bought the legendary Metro Goldwyn Mayer film studio for 8,450 million euros.