Amazon Grants Jassy Huge Share Cache
Amazon has granted incoming CEO, Andy Jassy, 61,000 shares of stock worth around US$200 million. Jassy will replace Jeff Bezos as the online retailer’s second CEO, with the shares to be vested over a ten-year period.
The grant represents a financial acknowledgment of a high-priority leadership change for one of the world’s top technology companies.
Bezos founded Amazon in 1994 and is one of the world’s richest person, with a net worth of nearly $200 billion, according to Bloomberg.