Amazon (company)

American multinational technology company
(Redirected from, Inc., known as Amazon (/ˈæməˌzɒn/), is an American online business and cloud computing company. It was founded on July 5, 1994 by Jeff Bezos. It is based in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based store in the world by total sales and market capitalization.[8][9] started as an online bookstore. When it got bigger, it started selling DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, video downloads/streaming, MP3s, audiobooks, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. It also makes consumer electronics like Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Echo. It is the world's largest provider of cloud computing services.[10] Amazon also sells products like USB cables using the name AmazonBasics., Inc.
FormerlyCadabra, Inc. (1994–95)
FoundedJuly 5, 1994; 29 years ago (1994-07-05)
Bellevue, Washington, U.S.
FounderJeff Bezos
Area served
Key people
RevenueIncrease US$386.064 billion (2020)
Increase US$22.9 billion (2020)
Increase US$21.331 billion (2020)
Total assetsIncrease US$321.2 billion (2020)
Total equityIncrease US$93.404 billion (2020)
Number of employees
Increase 1,298,000 (Dec. 2020)[1]
U.S.: 810,000 (Oct. 2020)[2]
Footnotes / references

Amazon has separate retail websites for the United States, Argentina, Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Australia, Italia, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Poland, Mexico, Sweden, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Republic of India. Amazon also offers international shipping to some countries for some of its products.[11] In 2016, Dutch, Polish, and Tamil languages versions of the German Amazon website were launched.[12][13][14]

Subsidiaries change

Amazon owns over 40 smaller companies, including Twitch, Zappos, Shopbop,, Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics), Audible, Goodreads, Teachstreet and IMDb.[15] is primarily a retail site with a sales revenue model; Amazon takes a small percentage of the sale price of each item that is sold through its website while also allowing companies to advertise their products by paying to be listed as featured products.

Other reading change

  • Brandt, Richard L. (2011). One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of New York: Portfolio Penguin. ISBN 978-1-59184-375-7. Archived from the original on 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  • Daisey, Mike (2002). 21 Dog Years. Free Press. ISBN 0-7432-2580-5.
  • Friedman, Mara (2004). for Dummies. Wiley Publishing. ISBN 0-7645-5840-4.
  • Marcus, James (2004). Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut. W. W. Norton. ISBN 1-56584-870-5.
  • Spector, Robert (2000). – Get Big Fast: Inside the Revolutionary Business Model That Changed the World. HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-662041-4.
  • Stone, Brad (2013). The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. New York: Little Brown and Co. ISBN 978-0-316-21926-6. OCLC 856249407.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  2. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  3. Annual report 2019. Seattle, Washington: Amazon. December 31, 2019. Archived from the original on February 26, 2020. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  4. ", Inc. Common Stock (AMZN) Financials".
  5. "Form 10-K". December 31, 2018. Archived from the original on April 20, 2019. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  6. "California Secretary of State Business Search". Archived from the original on 2018-02-23. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  7. "Amazon bought Whole Foods a year ago. Here's what has changed". Yahoo! Finance.
  8. Jopson, Barney (July 12, 2011). "Amazon urges California referendum on online tax". Financial Times. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  9. "Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace". The New York Times. August 16, 2015.
  10. "Microsoft Cloud Revenues Leap; Amazon is Still Way Out in Front - Synergy Research Group". {{cite web}}: Cite uses deprecated parameter |authors= (help)
  11. ", Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Jan 30, 2013" (PDF). SEC database. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  12. "Now you can visit in Dutch". Amazon news. 2016-10-04. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  13. "Amazon jedną nogą w Polsce". Archived from the original on 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  14. "Amazon Germany now available in Turkish". November 10, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  15. "Amazon Jobs – Work for a Subsidiary". Archived from the original on August 1, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014.

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