Tony Hsieh, iconic Zappos boss, is dead

Posted on Nov 30, 2020 at 5:47 p.m.Updated Nov 30, 2020, 7:02 PM

Tony Hsieh died at 46. He was a billionaire, a tech genius, and a business guru all at the same time. In Las Vegas, the entrepreneur caused a sensation by revolutionizing the management of Zappos, his company of 1,500 employees, specializing in the sale of shoes on the Internet. In 2009, he sold it to Amazon for $ 1.2 billion, while still in charge. It was not until last August that he took over, after twenty-one years at the head of the company.

The former CEO of Zappos died on Friday, the victim of injuries caused by a fire. On the night of November 18, he was trapped by flames, in the house of a friend, Rachel Brown, cellist and early employee at Zappos. He was staying there with his brother.

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