Over the weekend, the world learned the tragic news that former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh died in a house fire. He was 46.
Hsieh helped build the Zappos shoe empire into a billion-dollar business. He had recently retired from the company after being at the top spot for 20 years. A graduate of Harvard University, Hsieh joined the company when it was called ShoeSite.com and helped it become a shoe superpower. Zappos sold to Amazon for $1.9 billion in 2009.