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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NASDAQ: AMZN

NASDAQ-100 Component
S&P 500 Component
Founded July 5, 1994
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, United States[1][2][3]
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Jeff Bezos
Key people Jeff Bezos
(Chairman, President and CEO)
Industry Internet, online retailing
Products Appstore, The Book Depository, Game Studios, Instant Video, Instant Video UK, Instant Video German, Kindle, Lab126, Studios,, Woot,,[4] Shopbop,[5] Askville[6]
Revenue Increase US$ 74.45 billion (2013)[7]
Operating income Increase US$ 745.0 million (2013)[7]
Net income Increase US$ 274.0 million (2013)[7]
Total assets Increase US$ 40.15 billion (2013)[7]
Total equity Increase US$ 9.74 billion (2013)[7]
Owner Capital Group Companies (6.2%)[8]
Employees 132,600 (June 2014)[9]
Subsidiaries a2z,, Amazon Web Services, Alexa Internet,, Digital Photography Review, Goodreads, Internet Movie Database,, Twitch, Zappos
Website (original US site) various national sites
Written in C++, Perl and Java
Alexa rank Increase 8 (September 2014)[10]
Type of site E-commerce
Advertising Web banners, videos
Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese
Launched 1995, Inc. (/ˈæməzɒn/ or /ˈæməzən/) is an American international electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the largest Internet based company in the United States. [11][12] started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, VHSs, CDs, video and MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics—notably, Amazon Kindle e-book readers, Kindle Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire Phone — and is a major provider of

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