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Jeff Bezos: Time's 'Person of the Year'
December 19, 1999 10:15 AM PT
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, the young American entrepreneur whose vision of a giant Internet bookstore helped pioneer the global online shopping revolution, was named on Sunday as Time magazine's Person of the Year.
"Bezos is a person who not only changed the way we do things but helped pave the way for the future," said Time managing editor Walter Isaacson, explaining the magazine's choice.
"E-commerce has been around for four or five years ... but 1999 was a time in which e-commerce and dotcom mania reached a peak and really affected all of us," he said.