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Jeff Bezos

Time: Person of the Year

27 Dec, 1999

1101991227_400Time Magazine names Bezos Person of the Year. At 35 years old, Bezos is the the fourth youngest recipient of the honor. He is preceded by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 who was 25; Queen Elizabeth II, who was 26 in 1952; and Martin Luther King Jr., who was 34 when he was selected in 1963. Bezos:

This is an incredible and humbling honor. The Internet holds the promise to improve lives and empower people. I feel very lucky to be involved in this time of rapid and amazing change.

Time names people for “better or worse” who have shaped the course of current events. Bezos was selected for putting forth a new economy of Internet commerce.