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Love or hate him, Bezos, who steps down as Amazon CEO on July 5, has left his mark

Amazon’s departing founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in 2016 (Credit: Lance Ulanoff)


‘For all that I admire about Jeff Bezos, I can’t get oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller out of my head’


In his final letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos calculated how much his company has benefited stakeholders. Let’s check his math.

Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images


Before winner-take-all became the name of the game, a bookseller called Ingram showed a better way


After Covid-19, big retailers now own 90% of the online pet food market. Can a new organization help small pet shops hang on?

An illustration of a pack of dogs surrounding and growling at two dogs. One dog is a doberman wearing a collar with the Chewy logo, the other dog is a bulldog wearing a collar with the Amazon logo. The two dogs are sitting on top of a mountain of dog treats.
An illustration of a pack of dogs surrounding and growling at two dogs. One dog is a doberman wearing a collar with the Chewy logo, the other dog is a bulldog wearing a collar with the Amazon logo. The two dogs are sitting on top of a mountain of dog treats.
Illustration: AJ Dungo for Marker


Number Crunch

The reviews are fake, but the money is very real

Number Crunch logo next to an illustration of a magnifying glass hovering over 5 star ratings, with the text “$10,950: The cost of 1,000 fake Amazon reviews”
Number Crunch logo next to an illustration of a magnifying glass hovering over 5 star ratings, with the text “$10,950: The cost of 1,000 fake Amazon reviews”


Despite his storied career and 25-plus years on the public stage, the soon-to-be-ex Amazon CEO remains a cipher

Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images


Comment of the Week

Marker readers weigh in on the career of Amazon’s relentless founder

Dozens of blank envelopes scattered on the floor
Dozens of blank envelopes scattered on the floor
Photo: Tanja Giessler/Getty Images


Number Crunch

Now that he’s conquered Earth, Bezos is handing over the reins to focus on outer space

A graph with the text “63%: The share of Amazon’s 2020 operating profits generated by Amazon Web Services Source: GeekWire”
A graph with the text “63%: The share of Amazon’s 2020 operating profits generated by Amazon Web Services Source: GeekWire”


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