What is Amazon?
Who would have known that what started as an online e-book retailer would transform and metamorphose into an online retail giant that would beat both Apple and Google as the world’s most valuable company? Jeff Bezos started out in 1994 with a simple goal – to sell books, then later on e-books online.
He founded Amazon with that simple premise along with other companies such as pets.com. It was the dotcom boom and fast forward to the late 90’s, the dotcom bust. From the ashes, slowly rose a surprisingly astute entrepreneur who then moved on to selling other goods, usually those sourced from China.
After that, Amazon would conquer cloud computing and eventually introduce the world to artificial intelligence. It’s now the second largest employer in the United States.