Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, speaks to a group of Amazon employees who are veterans during Amazon Veterans Day celebrations on Monday, November 12, 2018.
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Tech CEOs and Silicon Valley celebrities congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris following their win in Saturday̵7;s US Presidential election.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos celebrated the victory of Biden and Harris in a post on Instagram. Bezos said their victory signifies that “unity, empathy and politeness are not characteristic of a bygone era.”
Bezos had a difficult relationship with President Donald Trump throughout his presidency. Trump has repeatedly targeted Bezos for the ownership of The Washington Post, Amazon’s tax filings, and its relationship with the Post Office.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who has criticized Trump’s coronavirus response, said he wishes to “work with the new administration and leaders of both sides in Congress to control the booming pandemic. play. “
Microsoft Chairman Brad Smith wrote a blog post congratulating Biden and Harris, and calling for solidarity across the country. “If we want to move forward as a nation, we have to build new bridges to bridge the gap that separates us,” Smith said.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Priscilla Chan, wife of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and co-founder Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, both congratulate Harris on her historic triumph, making her the first black woman and American First South Asian descent was elected vice president.
“After a few long days, we now know Joe Biden will be our next president – and for the first time in 231 years, our next vice president will be a black American woman and South Asia is the daughter of immigrants, “Sandberg wrote in a Facebook post. “There were times when the United States went a long way in creating a government that reflected our diverse country. Today was one of those days.”
Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective founder and widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, also celebrated the victory of Biden and Harris in a tweet, noting that the vice president-elect’s victory represents a “ceiling. glass breaks once and for all. “
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins wrote in a tweet that the company aligns with Biden and Harris’ beliefs “that we must build a more inclusive future for everyone.”
Box CEO Aaron Levie celebrated Biden and Harris’ victory in a series of tweets. Levie added that their victory would be “great for America’s competitiveness.”
“Although Biden has nothing magical can do, that’s the point,” Levie said. “Businesses need the stability of markets, global trade relationships that don’t change at will, talent from everywhere, long-term planning, and not being distracted constantly.”
Steve Case, Revolution CEO and co-founder of AOL, said he was “thrilled” when Biden was elected as the 46th president of the United States.