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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO during the third quarter, the company announced Tuesday—a surprise announcement after a blockbuster year in which Amazon’s stock soared 67% thanks to massive shifts in the retail landscape during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bezos will transition into the role of executive chair of Amazon’s board and will be replaced as CEO by Amazon Web Services chief Andy Jassy, the company said.

In a Tuesday letter to employees, Bezos said he plans to focus on “the Day 1 Fund, the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, The Washington Post, and my other passions.”

Read the full profile on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahhansen/2021/02/02/jeff-bezos-to-step-down-as-amazon-ceo/?sh=2e1017b71e5d

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