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Tech 2021: A Changing of the Guard at Amazon

After nearly three decades, the online marketplace has a new leader. Jeff Bezos stepped down in the middle of this year to pursue other ventures, namely his efforts to fly to space and help curb climate change. Though he's not the only founder to have left a company this year, the departure of one of the world's wealthiest is something of note. Take a look back at Bezos' resignation and what he's doing now.

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    What's Jeff Bezos Up to Now He's Retired?

    Jeff Bezos Built Amazon 27 Years Ago. He Now Steps Down As CEO At Critical Time
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    Jeff Bezos Built Amazon 27 Years Ago. He Now Steps Down As CEO At Critical Time

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    NPR - Bobby Allyn

    Jeff Bezos stepped down as Amazon's CEO on Monday, exactly 27 years since he started the e-commerce giant in a garage in West Bellevue, Wash. Bezos is handing day-to-day duties to his longtime deputy Andy Jassy but will continue to hold considerable sway as the company's executive chairman. Under …

    Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO in one week on July 5, a 'sentimental' date he picked because it was when the company was incorporated in 1994
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    Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO in one week on July 5, a 'sentimental' date he picked because it was when the company was incorporated in 1994

    Jeff Bezos officially steps down from his job as CEO of Amazon in one week, on July 5. "We chose that date because it's sentimental for me, the day Amazon was incorporated in 1994, exactly 27 years ago," Bezos said in his last shareholder meeting as Amazon's CEO. Bezos announced in February that he …

    COP26: Bezos pledges $2bn for restoring nature
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    COP26: Bezos pledges $2bn for restoring nature

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    BBC News

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has said his Bezos Earth Fund will spend $2bn (£1.5bn) restoring landscapes and transforming food systems. He told the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow that he had grasped nature's fragility when he travelled into space. Entrepreneurs including Mr Bezos have been …

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