10 Steps to Zappos's Success

Tony Hsieh, Zappos, Amazon
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Amazon Buys Zappos for $1.2 Billlion

Amazon buys Zappos for $1.2 billion in November 2009. Sequoia Capital made $248 million on its investment. Hsieh remains the company's CEO at his current salary of $36,000 per year. In the first quarter of 2010, net sales at Zappos were up almost 50 percent.