Amazon.com, Inc., known as Amazon (//), 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. Amazon.com 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. Amazon also sells products like USB cables using the name AmazonBasics.
Logo since 2000
|Cadabra, Inc. (1994–95)|
|Founded||July 5, 1994|
Bellevue, Washington, U.S.
|Revenue||US$386.064 billion (2020)|
|US$22.9 billion (2020)|
|US$21.331 billion (2020)|
|Total assets||US$321.2 billion (2020)|
|Total equity||US$93.404 billion (2020)|
Number of employees
| 1,298,000 (Dec. 2020)|
U.S.: 810,000 (Oct. 2020)
|Footnotes / references|
Amazon has separate retail websites for the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India, and Mexico. Amazon also offers international shipping to some countries for some of its products. In 2016, Dutch, Polish, and Turkish language versions of the German Amazon website were launched.
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