On Monday, that is today ( July 5, 2021) Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, will say good bye to Amazon as its CEO . Bezos chose July 5 as it was exactly 27 years ago on that date in 1994 when he founded Amazon.
However, the 57-year old, won’t be going far from Amazon and will be the executive chair. The American business magnate will also focus on new products and initiatives.
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person for the fourth year running with a net worth over 20,180 crores USD, now plans to focus on his other ventures that include his rocket ship company, Blue Origin, and his newspaper, The Washington Post.
The Amazon founder loves travelling and keeps sharing pictures and videos from his trips.
The science fiction fan has also planned a joy ride to suborbital space on July 20. “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space,” he said while officially announcing his venture’s first crewed flight.
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In early 2020, Jeff Bezos had also visited India and had ‘personally’ delivered a ‘package’ to one of the owners of the Kirana stores in Mumbai. Amazon, notably, has partnered with thousands of Kirana stores across India as delivery points.
Jeff Bezos has also discussed his climate efforts with global leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron. In 2020, he had donated $791 million of his $10 billion commitment to fund scientists, activists, NGOs, and others to protect Earth’s future.