Andy Jassy

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Andy Jassy
Andrew R. Jassy

1967/1968 (age 51–52)[1]
EducationHarvard College
Harvard Business School
TitleCEO, Amazon Web Services
Spouse(s)Elana Rochelle Caplan
Parent(s)Margery and Everett L. Jassy

Andrew R. Jassy (born 1967/68) is an American businessman, and the CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon's cloud computing business. He is also one of the minority owners of the future National Hockey League team in Seattle.

Early life[edit]

Andrew R. Jassy is the son of Margery and Everett L. Jassy of Scarsdale, New York.[2] His father was a senior partner in the corporate law firm Dewey Ballantine in New York, and chairman of the firm's management committee.[2] Jassy grew up in Scarsdale, in the suburbs of New York.[3] He was educated at Scarsdale High School, and graduated in 1986.[4]

He earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard College, where he was advertising manager of The Harvard Crimson,[5][6] followed by an MBA from Harvard Business School.[7][8][9]


In 1997, Jassy joined Amazon three years after its founding.[7] In 2003, Jassy founded AWS, with a team of 57 people.[3]

In April 2016, Jassy was promoted from senior vice president to CEO of AWS.[10][9]

In 2016, Jassy earned $36.6 million.[11]

Jassy has been outspoken in his criticism of rival company Oracle.[12]

Other interests[edit]

Jassy is the chairman of Rainier Prep.[13]

Personal life[edit]

In 1997, Jassy married Elana Rochelle Caplan, a daughter of Louise and George Caplan of Beverly Hills, California, in Santa Monica, with the bride's cousin, Rabbi James Brandt, officiating at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.[2]


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  2. ^ a b c "Elana Caplan And Andrew Jassy". The New York Times. 24 August 1997. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b McLaughlin, Kevin (4 August 2015). "Andy Jassy: Amazon's $6 Billion Man". CRN. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  4. ^ Fishman, Adrienne (11 September 2014). "Amazon's Andy Jassy '86 to be interviewed by Dr. Hagerman on Tuesday at 8pm". Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  5. ^ Jassy, Andrew R. (April 19, 1989). "No Ed in Ads". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Editor for this issue". The Harvard Crimson. November 10, 1988. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Hook, Leslie (17 March 2016). "Person of the Year: Amazon Web Services' Andy Jassy". Financial Times. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Amazon - Investor Relations - Corporate Governance - Biography". Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Andrew Jassy, Amazon.Com Inc: Profile & Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Andy Jassy is finally named CEO of Amazon Web Services - VentureBeat". Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  11. ^ Balakrishnan, Anita (12 April 2017). "The most highly paid Amazon executive isn't the CEO — it's the head of cloud". CNBC. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  12. ^ Levy, Ari (19 April 2017). "Amazon cloud chief jabs Oracle over vendor lock-in: 'Customers are sick of it'". CNBC. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Board". Rainier Prep. Retrieved 12 October 2017.