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Amazon.com, Inc.
Trade name
Amazon
Formerly
Cadabra, Inc. (1994–95)
Public
Traded as
ISIN US0231351067
Industry
Founded July 5, 1994; 27 years ago (1994-07-05)[citation needed] in Bellevue, Washington, United States
Founder Jeff Bezos
Headquarters ,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Jeff Bezos (chairman, president and CEO)
  • Werner Vogels (CTO)
Products
Services
Revenue Increase US$232.887 billion (2018)
Operating income
Increase US$12.421 billion (2018)
Increase US$10.073 billion (2018)
Total assets Decrease US$162.648 billion (2018)
Total equity Decrease US$43.549 billion (2018)
Number of employees
Increase 647,500 (2018)
Subsidiaries
  • A9.com
  • AbeBooks
  • Amazon Air
  • Alexa Internet
  • Amazon Books
  • Amazon Game Studios
  • Amazon Lab126
  • Amazon Logistics, Inc.
  • Amazon Publishing
  • Amazon Robotics
  • Amazon.com Services
  • Amazon Studios
  • Audible
  • Body Labs
  • AWS
  • Book Depository
  • ComiXology
  • Goodreads
  • Graphiq
  • IMDb
  • Ring
  • Souq.com
  • Twitch Interactive
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Woot
  • Zappos

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.

Subsidiaries

Amazon owns over 40 smaller companies, including Zappos, Shopbop, Diapers.com, Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics), Audible, Goodreads, Teachstreet and IMDb.

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