A majority of financial executives in boardrooms around the world say Amazon Founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos should be considered as the top businessperson of the decade, CNBC reports.
Almost a third of chief financial officers (CFOs) quizzed in CNBC’s latest Global CFO Council survey picked out Bezos as their most impressive business leader. Jack Ma, founder of rival online marketplace Alibaba, and Tesla boss Elon Musk came in second and third, respectively.
Bezos first launched Amazon in the mid-1990s as an online bookstore. It is now the world’s largest online marketplace and also rakes in revenue from its activities in cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
In 2015, Amazon surpassed Walmart to become America’s biggest retailer. In 2018, it recorded nearly USD 233 billion in sales. According to both Forbes and Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, Bezos is now personally worth USD 109 billion.