Tony Hsieh, Former Zappos CEO, Dies At 46

Tony Hsieh, who helped grow the online company Zappos into one of the largest retailers of shoes on the Internet, died Friday after being injured in a house fire. He was 46. “The world has lost a tremendous visionary and an incredible human being,” Zappos CEO Kedar Deshpande said in a statement. “We recognize that not only have we lost our inspiring former leader, but many of you have also lost a mentor and a friend.” Megan Fazio, a spokeswoman for Hsieh’s side venture, DTP Cos., told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Hsieh died from injuries sustained in a house fire in Connecticut. A local CBS affiliate reported that Hsieh died peacefully in Connecticut, surrounded by family. Read more at NPR.

One Reply to “Tony Hsieh, Former Zappos CEO, Dies At 46”

  1. Very sad news ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
    Tony was a wonderful person and a fantastic merchant.
    He will be missed dearly but never be forgotten ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
    RIP

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