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Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos founded e-commerce giant Amazon in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle. He stepped down as CEO to become executive chairman on July 5, 2021. Amazon thrived during the pandemic; revenues in 2020 grew 38% to $386 billion as people stayed home and made online purchases. In April 2020, Bezos said he would give $100 million to Feed America, a nonprofit that operates food banks and food pantries across the country. Amazon has faced criticism from U.S. senators and the general public for its treatment of warehouse workers during the coronavirus pandemic. He and his wife MacKenzie divorced in 2019 after 25 years of marriage and he transferred a quarter of his 16% Amazon stake to her. Bezos owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace company that is developing rockets for commercial use.

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