7 numbers show just how staggeringly huge Jeff Bezos made Amazon in his 27 years as CEO

Jeff Bezos in 1997.
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After 27 years, Jeff Bezos is handing over the job of Amazon CEO to Andy Jassy.
In the company’s first full financial year, it made just $511,000 in sales.
Last year, Amazon made $386 billion and employed more than a million people.
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is stepping down from his job as CEO today after leading the company for 27 years.
The date is "sentimental," he explained during his last earnings call before Andy Jassy took over. It was the date Bezos incorporated Amazon in 1994.
In that time, he helped bring the idea ecommerce from a whiteboard concept to an everyday reality for millions of customers around the world.
Insider went back through years of company filings to round up some of the key numbers that show just how massive Amazon has become under Bezos’ leadership.

Overall sales grew over 772,000 times from 1995 to 2020

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Amazon’s net sales in 2020 were roughly equivalent to the GDP of Argentina.

Online sales still dominate, but Third-Party Sellers and Web Services have grown into massive revenue sources

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The company says millions of customers use Amazon Web Services today.

The footprint has expanded from one office in Seattle to 475 million square feet

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That’s more than 8,246 football fields’ worth of office space, fulfilment centers, data centers, physical stores, and more.

More than 1.3 million people are employed by Amazon

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Only Walmart has more workers.

More than 95,500 drivers deliver packages for the company

Small suppliers are concerned about Amazon as a "gatekeeper" when selling to the federal government.
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Most work for a network of more than 2,200 contractor partner companies.

Amazon has at least 30,000 vans and 20,000 trailers, and has an order for 100,000 electric vans

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The company’s last-mile network delivered an estimated 5.1 billion parcels in 2020 — that’s nearly as many as the US Postal Service handles.

Amazon’s fleet of airplanes will number 85 by the end of next year

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The planes could make soon one-day delivery a possibility for 95% of the continental US.

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Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-facts-stats-how-bezos-grew-sales-company-as-ceo-2021-7

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