Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Zappos has died at age 46. Sources confirm that the former CEO died peacefully in the presence of family members. It is currently unknown as to the exact cause of death. The official Twitter page for Zappos had this to say about the tragedy:
It is with very heavy hearts that we are sharing some very sad news, as we have learned that Tony passed away earlier today (11-27-20). The world has lost a tremendous visionary and an incredible human being. We recognize that…https://t.co/RUMNOFrItZ pic.twitter.com/NSAFGW8p4L
— Zappos.com (@Zappos) November 28, 2020
Other Twitter users posted to their accounts, their condolences for Hsieh’s family and honoring the man himself an his accomplishment of recreating the downtown Las Vegas area. One of those Twitter users was the former Democratic candidate for the US Presidency, Andrew Yang who stated:
I am stunned. Tony Hsieh touched so many lives and inspired so many entrepreneurs. His impact and legacy will go on and on. I met his family in Las Vegas – and am thinking of them today. RIP Tony. You will be missed. 🙏 #Deliveringhappiness https://t.co/jkUETTHyDA
— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) November 28, 2020
The company Zappos was founded back on the 12th of July in 1999 as a retailer for sneakers and various kinds of apparel. It later grew into an organization that had a fronting lead on the culture. It was later sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion USD.
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