Year Founded: Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos.
Business areas: Amazon is a multinational technology group that is active in many different business areas. Originally founded as an online marketplace for books, Amazon has expanded its product offering to include electronics, clothing, toys, furniture and many other product categories. In addition to e-commerce, Amazon also operates businesses in cloud computing (Amazon Web Services), digital streaming services (Amazon Prime Video and Music), artificial intelligence, and physical retail (like Amazon Go and Whole Foods Market).
Employees: According to the latest known data up to the end of 2022, Amazon employed over 1.54 million people worldwide. It should be noted that this number could continue to rise due to Amazon’s constant expansion.
Market Value: The market value of Amazon, as measured by market capitalization, was estimated to be over $1.52 trillion in 2023. However, this value may fluctuate due to market volatility.
Headquarters: Amazon’s headquarters are located in Seattle, Washington, USA. However, in 2023 Amazon opened a second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, also known as HQ2.