Amazon Is Paying Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Only $36,000

After he and his co-founders sold LinkExchange to Microsoft for a cool $265 million, Tony Hsieh immediately started investing his new found money in other companies.

One of those companies was Zappos, but he wanted to do more – “I realised that, for me, investing was actually pretty boring,” Hsieh told us. “I felt like I was sitting on the sidelines, and I really missed being part of building something.”

Tony Hsieh eventually became CEO of Zappos – for an annual salary of just $36,000, and his salary remained unchanged after Amazon acquired the company. What’s keeping him from leaving the company?

Watch below.

This interview is part of our Inspiring Performers series.

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Produced by Will Wei & Kamelia Angelova.  

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