Amazon (company) facts for kids
The Amazon Spheres, part of the Amazon headquarters campus in Seattle
|Cadabra, Inc. (1994–95)|
|Founded||July 5, 1994citation needed] in Bellevue, Washington, United States[|
|Revenue||US$232.887 billion (2018)|
|US$12.421 billion (2018)|
|US$10.073 billion (2018)|
|Total assets||US$162.648 billion (2018)|
|Total equity||US$43.549 billion (2018)|
Number of employees
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.
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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