Jeff Bezos, who is considered the richest man in the world, is entering a new phase in his career after he built from a modest online bookstore one of the most powerful companies in the world, “Amazon”.
The 57-year-old businessman is stepping down as general manager Monday to his right-hand man Andy Gacy, seeking to devote himself to other projects, the first of which is a trip to space on July 20.
But he will retain a key role in the company he founded 27 years ago by continuing as CEO of its board.
West said Bezos “has given impetus to a lot of the services that people take for granted, like shopping online, ordering something and having it delivered the next day.”
The value of “Amazon” today on the stock exchange is more than 1,700 billion dollars, which Bezos released from his garage and was packing the packages himself. In 2020, the company generated $386 billion in sales across all sectors of this sprawling group, from e-commerce and cloud computing to groceries, artificial intelligence and film production.