Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO. He’ll still have huge power at the company

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is photographed in Seattle in 2017.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

Bezos is seen in 1996, a year after he started Amazon.com. At the time it was just an online bookseller.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

Bezos and Sotheby’s president and CEO Diana Brooks pose in a customized Volkswagen Beetle from the film “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” in 1999. Sotheby’s and Amazon had teamed up to launch sothebys.amazon.com, an online auction site that would offer a broad range of objects, including this car.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

Bezos holds a power drill and a stuffed Pikachu in 1999. By this point, Amazon had started to sell items other than books.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

Gregory Nixon, left, delivers a set of antique golf clubs he sold to David Robichaud, center, via Amazon.com Auctions in 1999. Bezos was there for the moment, as Robichaud, a construction worker, was Amazon’s 10-millionth customer.

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