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Jeff Bezos resigns: will new CEO Andy Jassy jazz things up at Amazon?

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Today, Andy Jassy will take over as the CEO of Amazon from billionaire Jeff Bezos. Here’s everything you need to know about the CEO shakeup.

Today Jeff Bezo officially steps down as Amazon CEO on the company’s 27th birthday. Former cloud-computing boss Andy Jassy will take over the top spot. Bezos isn’t leaving Amazon behind though — he’ll transition to executive chairman of Amazon’s board after the shakeup.

The move comes at a critical time for the world’s largest online retailer, which is facing growing demands for regulatory action to control its global market dominance.

Who is Andy Jassy?

Jassy has been working at Amazon for 24 years as Bezos’ shadow and second-hand-man.

Dan Ives, another analyst at Wedbush, described Jassy as “one of the most powerful leaders, not just within the cloud and tech sector but in the world of business”.

Amazon’s new CEO Andy Jassy grew AWS to a $40 billion dollar business

The brains behind Amazon Web Services

Amazon’s move into cloud storage was Jassy’s idea. In the early 2000s, he identified that internal cloud storage would be a much faster way of sharing large amounts of information. Other companies eventually picked up this internal cloud network idea.

“I don’t think any of us had the audacity to predict it would grow as big or as fast as it has,” Jassy has said of AWS.

The new CEO doesn’t shy away from taking a political stance

Jassy has show himself to be more prepared than former CEO Bezos to take a political and social stance. After the death of Breanna Taylor, he Tweeted that the US can’t let the death “go with no accountability”.

“If you don’t hold police depts accountable for murdering black people, we will never have justice and change, or be the country we aspire (and claim) to be,” he Tweeted.

Aside from issues on race, he’s also spoken out about the persecution of LGBTIQ+ people and mass incarciration in the US.

“It’s nuts that the US has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the imprisoned population,” he also said on Twitter. “And, the racial bias with which this incarceration is happening is awful.”

What will the CEO shakeup mean for shareholders?

As the world locked down amid the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Amazon’s sales soared by 38% to a record $386bn. So, shareholders shouldn’t be complaining too much.

How much does it pay to be the CEO of Amazon?

The company will award Jassy 61,000 shares, which is currently worth more than $US200 million. Amazon will pay out the shares over the next 10 years.

With a salary of $US175,000, these stocks are where the real money is at for Jassy. However, the salary is also substantially more generous than Bezos’ base salary of $US81,840. Of course, the founder’s outsized stake in Amazon has made him the richest person in the world.

Former CEO set to go to space

This comes after Bezos announced he would be going to space with his other company, Blue Origin.

Natasha is an Associate Producer at ticker NEWS with a Bachelor of arts from Monash University. She has previously worked at Sky News Australia and Monash University as an Online Content Producer.

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Ferrari’s debut high-performance electric vehicle will be priced above $500,000

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Ferrari has unveiled details about its inaugural electric car, slated to be priced upwards of $500,000, as first reported by Reuters.

This announcement comes amidst growing global interest and competition in electric vehicles, with Ferrari aiming to blend its iconic design prowess with sustainable technology.

The Italian automaker, renowned for its high-performance sports cars, is expected to maintain its commitment to superior craftsmanship and engineering excellence in its electric offering.

Following the EV announcement, Ferrari also confirmed plans to establish a new manufacturing plant aimed at enhancing production flexibility and significantly reducing car development times.

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Nvidia surpasses Microsoft as the most valuable company in the world

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Nvidia has emerged as the world’s most valuable company, surpassing Microsoft with a market value of over $3.3 trillion.

This shift comes on the heels of Nvidia’s consistent growth in the semiconductor sector and its strategic advancements in artificial intelligence and gaming technologies.

This milestone marks a significant validation of Nvidia’s aggressive expansion and innovation strategies under CEO Jensen Huang, who has steered the company towards dominance in high-performance computing.

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Finance expert empowers his social audience with accessible wealth tips

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The right strategy can change the game for your financial freedom. Meet the advisor making his tips accessible to all.

Wyld Money dives into the world of financial freedom. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just getting started, join us for actionable tips and tricks to unlock your earning potential, and retire on your own terms.

In this episode, Mark is joined by James Wrigley, Financial Advisor at First Financial. #wyld money #trending

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