Andy Jassy Biography
Andy Jassy (Andrew R. Jassy) is an American businessman serving as the CEO of Amazon Web Services of Amazon.com since April 2016. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Amazon Web Services. He is set to take over as Amazon CEO after the founder, Jeff Bezos steps down later in 2021 and transitions to executive chairman of Amazon’s board. He is also a minority owner of the Seattle Kraken, Seattle’s professional hockey team.
Andy Jassy Age
He was born on January 13, 1968 in Scarsdale, New York.
Andy Jassy Scarsdale
Andy grew up in Scarsdale, New York where he attended Scarsdale High School.
Andy Jassy Jewish
It is not clear whether he is Jewish or not.
Andy Jassy Harvard
Jassy earned his bachelor’s degree and M.B.A from Harvard.
Andy Jassy Family
He is the son of Margery and Everett L. Jassy. His father was a senior partner in the corporate law firm Dewey Ballantine in New York and chairman of the firm’s management committee.
Andy Jassy Wife
Jassy is married tonmarried his wife Elana Jassy (Elana R Caplan) in August 1997. She is the daughter of Louise B Caplan and George T Caplan. Her mother worked as the office administrator at the law firm Bryan Cave in Santa Monica. Her father was a commercial litigation lawyer, who was a managing partner at New York-based firm Dewey Ballantine at the time of her wedding to Andy.
Elana graduated from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science with a degree in apparel design. She worked for the fashion label Eddie Bauer Inc. in Seattle.
Andy Jassy Children
Andy is a father of two children, although the names of the kids are unknown.
Andy Jassy AWS
Jassy joined Amazon in 1997 shortly after graduating from Harvard Business School and started working as at Amazon in the marketing department, focusing on customer retention.
In 2003 he helped to found Amazon Web Services, which provides on-demand cloud services to corporations and individuals. In April 2006 he became the Senior Vice President, Amazon Web Services a position he held until 2016 when he became the CEO Amazon Web Services.
Andy Jassy Amazon CEO
Andy is set to become the CEO of Amazon later in the year after its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos steps down and transitions to executive chairman of Amazon’s board. He will also have time to focus on the Bezos Earth Fund, his Blue Origin spaceship company, The Washington Post and the Amazon Day 1 Fund.
In a letter addressed to employees Bezo’s said he will transition in the third quarter.
I’m excited to announce that this Q3 I’ll transition to Executive Chair of the Amazon Board and Andy Jassy will become CEO. In the Exec Chair role, I intend to focus my energies and attention on new products and early initiatives. Andy is well known inside the company and has been at Amazon almost as long as I have. He will be an outstanding leader, and he has my full confidence.
This journey began some 27 years ago. Amazon was only an idea, and it had no name. The question I was asked most frequently at that time was, “What’s the internet?” Blessedly, I haven’t had to explain that in a long while.
Today, we employ 1.3 million talented, dedicated people, serve hundreds of millions of customers and businesses, and are widely recognized as one of the most successful companies in the world.
How did that happen? Invention. Invention is the root of our success. We’ve done crazy things together, and then made them normal. We pioneered customer reviews, 1-Click, personalized recommendations, Prime’s insanely-fast shipping, Just Walk Out shopping, the Climate Pledge, Kindle, Alexa, marketplace, infrastructure cloud computing, Career Choice, and much more. If you get it right, a few years after a surprising invention, the new thing has become normal. People yawn. And that yawn is the greatest compliment an inventor can receive.
I don’t know of another company with an invention track record as good as Amazon’s, and I believe we are at our most inventive right now. I hope you are as proud of our inventiveness as I am. I think you should be.
As Amazon became large, we decided to use our scale and scope to lead on important social issues. Two high-impact examples: our $15 minimum wage and the Climate Pledge. In both cases, we staked out leadership positions and then asked others to come along with us. In both cases, it’s working. Other large companies are coming our way. I hope you’re proud of that as well.
I find my work meaningful and fun. I get to work with the smartest, most talented, most ingenious teammates. When times have been good, you’ve been humble. When times have been tough, you’ve been strong and supportive, and we’ve made each other laugh. It is a joy to work on this team.
As much as I still tap dance into the office, I’m excited about this transition. Millions of customers depend on us for our services, and more than a million employees depend on us for their livelihoods. Being the CEO of Amazon is a deep responsibility, and it’s consuming. When you have a responsibility like that, it’s hard to put attention on anything else. As Exec Chair I will stay engaged in important Amazon initiatives but also have the time and energy I need to focus on the Day 1 Fund, the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, The Washington Post, and my other passions. I’ve never had more energy, and this isn’t about retiring. I’m super passionate about the impact I think these organizations can have.
Amazon couldn’t be better positioned for the future. We are firing on all cylinders, just as the world needs us to. We have things in the pipeline that will continue to astonish. We serve individuals and enterprises, and we’ve pioneered two complete industries and a whole new class of devices. We are leaders in areas as varied as machine learning and logistics, and if an Amazonian’s idea requires yet another new institutional skill, we’re flexible enough and patient enough to learn it.
Keep inventing, and don’t despair when at first the idea looks crazy. Remember to wander. Let curiosity be your compass. It remains Day 1.
Andy Jassy Politics
Jassy has not revealed his political affiliation but he has been vocal against police brutality and LGBTQ discrimination.
In September after the murder of Breonna Taylor, he tweeted that the country “can’t let Breonna Taylor 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.”
In September 2020 he called the Supreme Court’s 2020 ruling to shield 700,000 young immigrants from deportation a “good decision.” He praised the Supreme Court again for protecting LGBTQ workers from discrimination.
He also said he was happy when California ended the use of private prisons and privately-run immigration detention facilities in 2019.
“It’s nuts that the US has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the imprisoned population and, the racial bias with which this incarceration is happening is awful.”
During the 2016 election, his wife Elana donated to Sen. Bernie Sanders during his bid for the presidency. She donated $250 to Sanders’ campaign in February 2016, during his primary contest against Hillary Clinton for the presidential nomination. In July that year she donated $750 to Clinton after she won the Democratic nomination.
Andy Jassy Compensation
As the Chief Executive Officer of Amazon Web Services of Amazon.com, his total compensation is $348,809.
Andy Jassy Net worth
As of 2020 he had an estimated net worth of $392 Million dollars. He owns over 2,791 units of Amazon.com stock worth over $277,603,717.
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