Today it is worth $ 200 billion according to Forbes magazine. And yet, everything started in his garage. The boss of the Amazon empire, Jeff Bezos, leaves his place of Managing Director to his ” lieutenant »Andy Jassy, from this Monday July 5th.
The 57-year-old richest man in the world made the decision to “ devote oneself to other projects ”Like its first space tourism flight, scheduled for July 20. That said, he will retain his position as executive chairman of the board of directors of the company he founded twenty-seven years ago.
Criticized for his anti-competitive practices, his perception of taxation or for his treatment of his employees, Jeff Bezos was nonetheless applauded for his many innovations in several areas (sale of books, IT, film production, home delivery … ).
On the stock market, Amazon is now worth more than 1.700 billion dollars (1.433 billion euros), and generated a turnover of 386 billion dollars in 2020, the year of the outbreak of the pandemic in the world. After the increase in its activity during the Covid-19, the number of employees today reaches more than 800,000 people in the United States.
Visionary Roger Kay, analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates, quoted by LeMonde, describes Jeff Bezos as the man who has “ the instinct to find what will work“. Amazon now employs more than 800,000 people in the United States