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Amazons Jeff Bezos tritt als Generaldirektor von Amazon zurück

By Jordi Bou

February 3, 2021 - Jerr Bezos tritt als Generaldirektor von Amazon zurück, um sich seinen anderen Unternehmen zu widmen. Er gründete den E-Kommerz Riesen vor fast dreißig Jahren in seiner Garage, heute besitzt er ein Vermögen von knapp $200 Milliarden.

Bezos, 57, will be replaced in the summer by Andy Jassy, who runs Amazon’s cloud-computing business.

In a blog post to employees, Bezos said he planned to focus on new products and early initiatives being developed at Amazon.

He said he would have more time for side projects, including his space exploration company Blue Origin, his philanthropic initiatives and overseeing The Washington Post, which he owns.

Bezos’ decision to hand over the day-to-day operation of the company came as a surprise. But investors appeared unfazed, with little change in the firm's share price in after-hours trade.

Amazon also faces increasing scrutiny from regulators, who have questioned its monopoly power. And its dominance in cloud computing is being increasingly challenged by other tech firms, such as Microsoft and Alphabet, parent company of Google and YouTube.

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PUBLISHED: 03/02/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos
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