Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos on 5 July 1994 – 25 years later it is worth $955bn

$18 share price

15 May 1997 Amazon goes public

1998

June 1998

Acquires IMDB, opens

online music store

$24.63

December 2000

Opens camera and photo store,

introduces Amazon marketplace

2002

$41.88

February 2005

Amazon Prime launched

2006

$79.18

November 2007

Launches Amazon Kindle

and Amazon Music

2010

$229.71

September 2011

Shows off new Kindle Fire, Kindle

Touch and Kindle Touch 3G

$770.42

December 2016

Amazon video launched worldwide.

Makes ‘first delivery’ with drone

service Prime Air

2014

$946.02

August 2017

Acquires Whole Foods

2018

0

500

1,000

1,500

2,000

$1,939

5 July 2019 – Amazon’s 25th

birthday Shares rose slightly

valuing the company at $955bn

$18 share price

15 May 1997 Amazon goes public

1998

June 1998 Acquires IMDB, opens online music store

$24.63

December 2000 Opens camera and

photo store, introduces Amazon marketplace

2002

$41.88

February 2005 Amazon Prime launched

2006

$79.18

November 2007 Launches Amazon Kindle

and Amazon Music

2010

$229.71

September 2011 Shows off new Kindle Fire,

Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G

$770.42

December 2016 Amazon video launched worldwide.

Makes ‘first delivery’ with drone service Prime Air

2014

$946.02

August 2017 Acquires Whole Foods

2018

0

500

1,000

1,500

2,000

$1,939

5 July 2019 – Amazon’s 25th birthday

Shares rose slightly valuing the company at $955bn