Jeff Bezos spoke out about buying the Washington Post on television for the first time on Wednesday's "New Day."
Speaking to CNN correspondent Dan Simon, he said that that he was hopeful about the road ahead and his ability to contribute to the organization.
"For me, I thought the Washington Post is an important institution, and I'm optimistic about its future," Bezos said. "It's a personal investment. I'm hopeful that I can help from a distance in part by providing runway for them to do a series of experiments, in part through bringing some of the philosophy that we have used at Amazon to the Post."
He added that the key to Amazon's success has been focusing on the customer.