Jeff Bezos

Wesley Mann for Fortune
  • Title
    Founder and CEO
  • Affiliation

It’s no exaggeration to say that Bezos has revolutionized not one but two industries., which accounted for 43% of online sales in the U.S. last year, put the fear of God into retailers, pushing them to sell more cheaply and deliver more quickly. And Amazon Web Services, his cloud-computing arm, has upended the economics of information tech­nology. Entertainment could be the next industry to be Bezos’d: This year Amazon Studios scored three Academy Awards, showing its growing muscle in content delivery.