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October 24: Amazon at a high-level
There’s a big difference between being an early employee and a founder.
Correction: Amazon’s IPO was in 1997, not 1996.
Amazon at a high-level
Founded in 1994 (28 years ago); solo founder.
IPO in 1997. At the time, Jeff Bezos owned 47% of the company.
1.3 million full-time and part-time employees worldwide (as of December 2021)
There are currently 38,000 job openings.
Jeff Bezos is still the largest shareholder. He owns 9.8% of the company, worth $106 billion.
Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon, joined in 1997 and owns 0.02% of the company, worth $200 million.
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