Tony Hsieh, Man Who Introduced Advertising to the Internet, Dead at 46

Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Zappos.com who pioneered internet advertising and revolutionized the shoe business, died on Friday aged 46. He was with family at the time.



Tony Hsieh standing on a stage: Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh speaks onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 25, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hsieh passed away on Friday.


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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh speaks onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 25, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hsieh passed away on Friday.

Hsieh had retired from Zappos, the iconic online shoe retailer, earlier this year after 21 years. He’d also been a key figure in revitalizing downtown Las Vegas, as well as an inspiration to other entrepreneurs.

“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,” Zappos CEO Kedar Deshpande said in a letter posted to the company’s website.

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