Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational electronic commercecompany with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world's largest online retailer. Amazon has separate websites for the following countries: United States, Canada,United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, and China. It may also launch websites in Netherlands, Sweden, and India. It also provides international shipping to certain countries for some of its products. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com, Inc. in 1994, and the site went online in 1995. It is named after the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, computer software,video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, and toys.
|Amazon.com, Inc. | |[pic] | |Type |Public | |Traded as |NASDAQ: AMZN | | |NASDAQ-100 Component | | |S&P 500 Component | |Founded |1994 | |Founder(s) |Jeff Bezos | |Headquarters |Seattle, Washington, U.S. | |Area served |USA, UK, Japan, Germany,Canada | |Key people |Jeff Bezos | | |(Chairman, President & CEO) | |Industry |Online shopping, | | |Cloud computing | |Products |A2Z Development, A9.com,Alexa Internet, Amazon.com,Amazon Kindle, Amazon | | |Studios, Amazon Web | | |Services, Audible.com,Endless.com, IMDb, LoveFilm,Zappos.com, Woot | |Revenue |[pic] US$ 34.204 billion (2010) | |Operating income |[pic] US$ 1.406 billion (2010) | |Net income |[pic] US$ 1.152 billion (2010) | |Total assets |[pic] US$ 18.797 billion (2010) | |Total equity |[pic] US$ 6.864 billion (2010) | |Employees |33,700 (2010) | |Website |Amazon.com | |Alexa rank |[pic] 11 (December 2011) | |Type of site |E-commerce | |Advertising |Web banners, Videos | |Available in |English, Japanese, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, | | |Spanish | |Launched |1995 |
Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is the founder, president, chief executive officer (CEO), and chairman of the board of Amazon.com.
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