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Amazon’s Andy Jassy Inherits an Empire of Drones, Games, and More

The man stepping into Jeff Bezos’ job has a portfolio of cash cows and moonshots.
Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of Amazon Web Services, speaks at the AWS Summit in San Francisco on April 19, 2017. Jassy is leading a push into artificial intelligence to boost Amazon's cloud computing, which commands about 45 of the market for infrastructure as a service, where companies buy basic computing and storage power from the cloud.

Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of Amazon Web Services, speaks at the AWS Summit in San Francisco on April 19, 2017. Jassy is leading a push into artificial intelligence to boost Amazon's cloud computing, which commands about 45 of the market for infrastructure as a service, where companies buy basic computing and storage power from the cloud.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

When Jeff Bezos steps down as chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., he’ll leave his successor, Andy Jassy, a sprawling empire of giant businesses and moonshot experiments. Here are some of the $1.7 trillion company’s most ambitious projects. 

Amazon Game Studios has been churning through almost $500 million a year trying to develop blockbuster games. So far, none has been a hit, Bloomberg reported in January. In early February, Jassy said he’s still committed to the gaming business.