Tony Hsieh Biography – Tony Hsieh Wiki
Tony Hsieh was an American Internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He served as the CEO of the online shoe and clothing company Zappos from its launch in 1999 to August 2020. Prior to joining Zappos, he co-founded the Internet advertising network LinkExchange, which he sold to Microsoft in 1998 for $265 million.
Hsieh graduated in 1995 from Harvard University with a degree in computer science. After graduating, he worked for Oracle Corporation. He left Oracle after five months to co-found the Internet advertising network LinkExchange. He sold LinkExchange to Microsoft in November 1998 for $265 million.
In 2007, Hsieh received an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award for the Northern California region. He was a member of the Harvard University team that won the 1993 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in Indianapolis, coming top of 31 entrants.
Hsieh published a book in 2013 titled Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose, a New York Times bestseller that detailed lessons learned in life and business during his entrepreneurial journey.
Hsieh also created a $350 million initiative in 2009 called the Las Vegas Downtown Project to help turn downtown Las Vegas into a hub for entrepreneurs and innovators.
Tony Hsieh Age
Tony Hsieh was born on December 12, 1973, in Illinois, United States. He died on November 27, 2020. He was 46 years old.
Tony Hsieh Wife – Tony Hsieh Married
Tony Hsieh never married and had no children.
Tony Hsieh Family
Tony Hsieh’s parents are Richard and Judy Hsieh. They emigrated from Taiwan. He has two younger brothers, Andy Hsieh and Dave Hsieh.
Tony Hsieh Death
Tony Hsieh died on November 27, 2020, at the age of 46, due to injuries sustained in a house fire on Nov. 18 in New London, Conn. Zappos CEO Kedar Deshpande paid tribute to Hsieh in the following statement: “It is with very heavy hearts that we are sharing some very sad news with all of you, as we have learned that Tony passed away earlier today (11-27-20). Though Tony retired this past summer, we know what a tremendous impact he has had on both Zappos and on Zapponians, as he has dedicated the past 20 years focusing on the success of both the company and our employees.
“The world has lost a tremendous visionary and an incredible human being. We recognize that not only have we lost our inspiring former leader, but many of you have also lost a mentor and a friend. Tony played such an integral part in helping create the thriving Zappos business we have today, along with his passion for helping to support and drive our company culture.
“Tony’s kindness and generosity touched the lives of everyone around him, as his mantra was of “Delivering Happiness” to others. His spirit will forever be a part of Zappos, and we will continue to honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he was so passionate about.
“We will be working on ways to celebrate Tony’s extraordinary life in the coming days. In the meantime, we invite you to share your memories of the ways he brightened your life – you can send them to CelebratingTony@zappos.com and we will share them with his family. Our thoughts remain with him and his loved ones. Zappos is a family, and we will continue to hold Tony close in our hearts.”
Amazon Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke tweeted: “I believe Tony Hsieh would want us all to keep pushing each other to invent, to dream big, and to be kind to each other. Along with so many others, I will treasure the memories he worked so purposefully to create.”
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tweeted: “Tony Hsieh played a pivotal role in helping transform Downtown Las Vegas. Kathy and I send our love and condolences to Tony’s family and friends during this difficult time.”
Tony Hsieh Cause of Death
Tony Hsieh’s cause of death was complications related to injuries sustained in a house fire.
Tony Hsieh Net Worth
Tony Hsieh’s net worth is estimated to be US$ 840 million.
Tony Hsieh Gay
It is unclear whether Tony Hsieh was gay or not.
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