Jeffrey Bezos

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Jeffrey P. Bezos

Evan Brown

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Items are purchased off the internet every day, but did you ever stop to think who is in charge of the websites that are providing the fantastic deals that you receiving? Jeffrey Bezos is the CEO of the largest retail website in today’s society,[1] I am an avid Amazon shopper, which is why I decided to profile their CEO and take a deeper look into the booming corporation. A special type of person is needed to run a fortune 500 company such as Jeffrey Bezos has been one of the most successful CEO’s that society has seen. He has proven his success by founding, a company that is now ranked 56 out of all fortune 500 companies, and he continues to display his knowledge of his product by improving it yearly even with a little background in the internet field.

In 1996, Bezos launched a website known as Amazon.2 He created the website on his own in his garage at his house.[2] He had intended to make a website that consumers could by books from that way they wouldn’t have to spend valuable time shopping at stores and searching for the novels.3 Within two months of creating the site sales reached twenty thousand dollars per week.2 The company went public in 1997, but at that point critics were unsure if the company would be able to contend against its newest online competitors, which were Barns and Nobles and Borders.

Bezos continued to show his success after only two years in which his company’s shares were greater than Barns and Nobles and Borders combined.3 In 2011, Amazon reached the rank of 56 out of all fortune 500 companies.1 The company made over 48 million dollars in revenue in 2011.1 From starting in a garage to know being the top online retail service, Jeffrey Bezos has proven his success as CEO of Amazon.

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