Tech CEOs including Google's Sundar, Salesforce's Marc Benioff, Microsoft's Satya Nadella congratulate outgoing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his successor, Andy Jassy

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty ImagesJeff Bezos.

Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS, will be replacing Jeff Bezos as Amazon CEO later this year. Now, CEOs and prominent figures at other major companies around the world are sending their congratulations to Bezos and Jassy via Twitter.

In a letter sent to Amazon employees, Bezos announced his decision to take on the role of executive chair instead of CEO in order to spend more time focusing on his other “passions,” which include the Day 1 Fund, the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, and The Washington Post.

Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO has prompted a wide range of responses on Twitter, from comments about his wealth to speculations about what inspired this decision. Prominent CEOs and figures at other major companies have also taken to Twitter to send their congratulations.

This includes Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet, who sent his well wishes to two of Bezos’ passion projects, the Day 1 Fund and the Bezos Earth Fund.

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, also congratulated both Bezos and Jassy while noting Jassy’s accomplishments.

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, also took to Twitter to say Amazon “could not be in better hands.”

Similar to Benioff’s first tweet, Sasan Goodarzi, the CEO of Intuit, kept his congratulations to Jassy short, calling the incoming Amazon CEO his “friend.”

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Marcelo Claure, executive chairman at WeWork and COO of Softbank, chimed in by welcoming Bezos to the “executive chairman club.”

Similarly, Padmasree Warrior — founder and CEO of Fable and a Spotify and Microsoft board member — called Jassy’s promotion a “well deserved step-up.”

Francis deSouza, CEO of Illumina and a member on the board of directors at Disney, sent his congratulations to Bezos and Jassy, saying the “journey so far has been incredible.”

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Meanwhile, Bill Gurley, a Benchmark venture capitalist and an early Uber investor, tweeted a years-old photo with Bezos, calling the soon-to-be executive chair the “most strategic business thinker” Gurley has ever met.

Chad Hurley, YouTube’s cofounder and GreenPark Sports’ executive chairman, cracked a joke about Amazon’s CEO switch-up by saying he was “committed to staying in his role as chairman of the bored.”

Instead of sending his congratulations, Pete Flint, a general partner at venture capital firm NFX and the founder and former CEO of Trulia, tweeted a quote from Bezos’ letter was sent to Amazon employees.

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