Eccentric CEOs: Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)
Jeff Bezos is the CEO and founder of e-commerce giant Amazon and although he flies a bit further under the radar than Musk, he still found himself at the center of controversy when the corporate culture at AMZN came under fire last year.
Former employees claimed that intense pressure and competition made their working environment unbearable, but Bezos shot back saying that his firm’s culture promotes risk-taking and sets high standards, which is a key reason why Amazon has been so successful.
Whether you agree with the way AMZN treats its employees, you’ve got to admit that whatever they’re doing over there, it’s working. Amazon has created an undeniably exceptional service that has hooked millions of people. The company’s continued expansion and innovation makes Amazon an attractive stock to buy and hold and Bezos’ high expectations should give shareholders confidence in the company’s future.