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 Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers and sellers around the world.

Type
Public
HQ
Seattle, US
Founded
1994
Employees
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
Jeffrey M. Blackburn

Jeffrey M. Blackburn

SVP, Business Development
Andrew R. Jassy

Andrew R. Jassy

SVP, Amazon Web Services
Brian T. Olsavsky

Brian T. Olsavsky

SVP and CFO
Diego Piacentini

Diego Piacentini

SVP, International Consumer Business
Shelley L. Reynolds

Shelley L. Reynolds

VP, Worldwide Controller and Principal Accounting Officer
Jeffrey A. Wilke

Jeffrey A. Wilke

SVP, Consumer Business
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

$365 B

Closing share price

$770
Amazon's latest market capitalization is $365 B.

Amazon Market Value History

37% of current employees of Amazon are female and 63% are male.

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

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