Jeff Bezos will spend his last day as the CEO of Amazon.com today, relinquishing the post to his brother Andy Jassy after 27 years at the helm.
Although the world’s richest man will go on to serve as the executive chairman, he is quitting the daily routine to concentrate on other enthusiasms.
He will concentrate on initiatives like the Day 1 Fund, the Bezos Earth Fund, and Blue Origin.
His primary curiosity is a trip to space with his brother Mark.
Planned for the 20th of July, Bezos will be on an early flight aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard space capsule.
On Tuesday 2 February, Bezos, in a message to Amazon’s 1.3 million staff confirmed that he was vacating the role for Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon Web Services, to take over.
He explained that it was the “optimal time” for the administration change.
New chief executive Andy Jassy joined Amazon in 1997.