In just 23 years, Amazon has gone from a relatively obscure book business to a dominant online retailer, cloud service provider, and much, much more. On the right is a meme circulating on the Internet, with a 1999 Bezos in his office. A long way from his current status of being the wealthiest man on the planet with a fortune surpassing 100 billion dollars–and an inspiration to us all.
As we’ve explained in the past (“Why We Love Amazon” and “Writers: Stop Romanticizing Rejection“), we love Amazon for opening the gates for writers to become published authors. It has given many us our first break into publishing and has helped many of us make a living through writing.
That’s why I was excited when 16best.net kindly allowed me to share an amazing infographic they have produced called Amazon, The eCommerce Leader, that details Amazon’s extraordinary history and some of the many records the company has broken.