Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform.

Founded by Jeff Bezos, the website started in 1995 as a place to buy books because of the unique customer experience the Web could offer book lovers. Bezos believed that only the Internet could offer customers the convenience of browsing a selection of millions of book titles in a single sitting. During the first 30 days of business, Amazon fulfilled orders for customers in 50 states and 45 countries - all shipped from his Seattle-area garage.

Amazon's evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company's DNA. The world's brightest technology minds come to to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers and sellers around the world.

Seattle, US
230,800 (est)+50%
Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, US

Key People at Amazon

Jeffrey P. Bezos

Jeffrey P. Bezos

President, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Andrew R. Jassy

Andrew R. Jassy

CEO, Amazon Web Services
Jeffrey M. Blackburn

Jeffrey M. Blackburn

SVP, Business Development
Brian T. Olsavsky

Brian T. Olsavsky

David A. Zapolsky

David A. Zapolsky

SVP, General Counsel and Secretary

Amazon Locations

Seattle, US
Melbourne, AU
Xiamen, CN
Madison, US
Zürich, CH
Brampton, CA
Edinburgh, GB
Dallas, US
Bellevue, US
Atlanta, US
Shenzhen, CN
Indianapolis, US
Mexico City, MX
San Luis Obispo, US
Phoenix, US
Chattanooga, US
Tempe, US
Jersey City, US

Amazon Metrics

Amazon Summary

Market capitalization

$388 B

Closing share price

Amazon's current market capitalization is $388 B.

Amazon Financials

Amazon's revenue is $107 B in FY, 2015 which is 20.25% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


$74.5 B$89 B$107 B

Cost of goods sold

$54.2 B$62.8 B$71.7 B

Gross profit

$20.3 B$26.2 B$35.4 B

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating income

$745 M$178 M$2.23 B

Operating expense total

$19.5 B$26.1 B$33.1 B

Net Income

$274 M$-241 M$596 M

Operating cash flow

$574 M$5.9 B$1.33 B
  • Source: SEC Filings

Amazon Operating Metrics

Y, 2015H1, 2016Y, 2016

Robots employed

30 K45 K

Mobile monthly active users

30 M

Amazon Market Value History

Amazon Revenue Breakdown

We estimate that Amazon's current employees are approximately 37% female and 63% male.

Market Position – smart home, Retail, books, electronics, consumer goods, ecommerce, Technology, logistics, cloud platforms, music, streaming

Amazon Online Presence

Amazon News

Amazon Company Life

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