It’s not the end of an era when someone transitions from being CEO to being Chairman, but it seems like a good time to take stock of Jeff Bezos’s business legacy. The Bez.O.S. has had an impact, never more so than during the pandemic when Amazoning became a way of life. Amazon was founded as an online bookstore in 1994. The plan was always to become the everything store, and that has happened. The plan, at the time, did not expect retail to become, in many ways, the company’s secondary business. But that happened as Amazon Web Services grew into a massive profit center that enabled the company to spend even more on online, and eventually, offline retail. That’s why it makes sense that the CEO spot will got to Andy Jassy, the kingdom prince who’s been running AWS for years. Bezos announcement that he will step down as CEO comes at a time when he’s worth $194 billion, Amazon is worth $1.7 trillion, the company just had its biggest quarter with $126 billion in revenues, and is powered by 1.3 million employees (427,000 people have been hired during the pandemic), one of whom tossed a package addressed to my neighbor over my fence and into my backyard last week. Here’s a look at Jeff Bezos’ Amazon legacy by the numbers.

+ How Bezos and Amazon changed the world. (Kids today will find it hard to believe that garages were originally used to store cars, not cardboard.)

+ The second act of Jeff Bezos could be as big as his first.

+ Interestingly, Bezos’ announcement did not lead to a big stock price drop. Big Tech is so big it doesn’t need its founders anymore. (I long for the day when Big Newsletter can say the same…)

+ And here comes the new boss. But not the same challenges as the old boss. Andy Jassy will face these 3 big challenges as Amazon’s CEO.

+ Prediction: Amazon will spin out AWS as a separate publicly traded company within three years.