Andy Jassy
Courtesy of Amazon
United States
2022

Amazon Corporation

Andy
Jassy

President / CEO

Having replaced Jeff Bezos as CEO in 2021, Jassy oversees Amazon’s mammoth online retail business and a line of smart devices, along with fast-growing Amazon Web Services, which provides cloud computing and storage for platforms including Netflix, Facebook and the company’s own gaming-centric streamer Twitch, generating nearly $80 billion in annual revenue all by itself. He also is in the process of slashing what will reportedly be more than 18,000 jobs at Amazon, the largest staff reduction in its history and the biggest number of job cuts at any big tech company in the past year. In March, Amazon completed its $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM, nabbing the James Bond franchise among numerous film and TV IP. This fall saw the debut of “Thursday Night Football,” which came to Prime Video via an 11-year, $13 billion NFL deal.

Career

  • Amazon Corporation

Education

  • Harvard University (MA, USA)
  • Harvard Business School (USA)

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Amazon Will Continue to Sell Antisemitic Documentary for Now: ‘We Have to Allow Access to Those Viewpoints, Even If They Are Objectionable,’ CEO Says

Amazon Will Continue to Sell Antisemitic Documentary for Now: ‘We Have to Allow Access to Those Viewpoints, Even If They Are Objectionable,’ CEO Says

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, who has been under fire for the ecommerce giant's continuing to sell an antisemitic book and movie, declined to say whether the company would remove them after the backlash. Jassy, speaking Wednesday at the New York Times' DealBook Summit, sidestepped the question of whether Amazon would continue to sell “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” which denies that millions of Jews died during the Holocaust and asserts that Jews control the media. Jassy also didn't...

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