1. Amazon Startup Story - Fundable


    This startup story features Jeffrey P. Bezos, the innovative founder of Amazon. The company, which now generates over $61 Billion in Revenue and holds the title as the world’s largest online retailer, was started out of Bezos’s garage at 30 years old.

  2. Amazon.com | History & Facts | Britannica


    In 1994 Jeff Bezos, a former Wall Street hedge fund executive, incorporated Amazon.com, choosing the name primarily because it began with the first letter of the alphabet and because of its association with the vast South American river.

  3. Amazon (company) - Wikipedia


    Jeff Bezos founded Amazon from his garage in Bellevue, Washington, on July 5, 1994. It started as an online marketplace for books but expanded to sell electronics, software, video games, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. In 2015, Amazon surpassed Walmart as the most valuable retailer in the United States by market capitalization.

  4. How Amazon was founded | Fox Business


    Initially dubbed Cadabra Inc., Bezos renamed the company to Amazon and began working out of the garage of his home in Washington state. In 1995, he launched a beta version of Amazon.com and invited...

  5. Amazon opens for business - HISTORY


    On July 16, 1995, Amazon officially opens for business as an online bookseller. Within a month, the fledgling retailer had shipped books to all 50 U.S. states and to 45 countries.

  6. Jeff Bezos - Wife, Kids & Amazon - Biography


    Bezos opened Amazon.com, named after the meandering South American river, on July 16, 1995, after asking 300 friends to beta test his site. In the months leading up to launch, a few employees began...

  7. Amazon's extraordinary evolution - CNN


    Source: Getty/CNN As large and ubiquitous as Amazon is today, it's difficult to remember that it started in a garage. Jeff Bezos and his first few employees packed books and took them to the post...

  8. Amazon's Early Days: Little-Known Facts and Company History


    When Amazon launched on July 16, 1995 as a website that only sold books, founder Jeff Bezos had a vision for the company's explosive growth and ecommerce domination. He knew from the very beginning...