Former Chief Eexecutive Officer of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has expressed his gratitude to members of staff and customers of the company, for making his flight to space possible.
Currently holding the World’s richest man title, Jeff Bezos became the second billionaire to jet off to space, nine days after Richard Brandson, owner of Virgin Galactic.
According to ABC news, Bezos during the post launch news conference thanked every Amazon employee and customer who he said paid for the trip.
“Seriously, for every Amazon customer out there and every Amazon employee, thank you from the bottom of my heart,” he said
According to Forbes, Bezos revealed in 2017 that he was selling about $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to invest in Blue Origin, his Aerospace company.
Accompanied by his brother, Mark Bezos; 82-year old ex-pliot Wally Funk, and 18-year old high school graduate, Oliver Daemen, the multibilonaire made an historic flight to space on the 52nd anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing on Tuesday.
The father of four affirmed that the flight was a step towards building a “…road to space so that our kids and their kids can build the future.”
Comparing the project to his giant e-commerce company Amazon, he expressed optimism about the future of space travel, tagging the Tuesday launch as the first step to something big.
“What we’re doing is the first step of something big, and I know what that feels like, I did it three decades ago, nearly three decades ago, with Amazon. Big things start small, but you can tell when you’re onto something, and this is important,” he said.