The world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos is finally stepping down from his powerful post as the Amazon CEO.
Being a proud owner of the world’s largest e-commerce giant’s 16% of the shares, the man has decided to leave Amazon and start over with his mission of exploring space and the universe beyond.
Born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the America business tycoon and investor has several successful companies to his name, besides having been the executive chairman and founder of Amazon Inc.
Let’s have a look at the most popular companies owned by Jeff Bezos, some of which due to the later acquirement by Amazon-
#1 Blue Origin
Jeff Bezos owns his rocket company ‘Blue Origin’ besides having been the CEO of the world’s largest e-commerce giant.
With the help of his earnings and profits from the Amazon sales, Bezos invests $1 billion into this venture yearly, that constantly plans to explore the uncovered world of space and beyond.
#2 The Washington Post
This time it’s not Amazon who has acquired the world renowned, highly popular newspaper service.
In fact, The Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos’ private company named ‘Nash Holdings’, acquired in the year 2013, for $250 million.
IMDb, also known as the Internet Movie Database is wholly and solely owned by Amazon, which offers world’s most popular platform to search up information for a given movie, celeb, or a tv show.
The service claims to offer more than 250 million data units, and is widely opted by many whenever people need to know about a particular movie or a celebrity’s rating as well as critic reviews on the same.
After being launched in 1996, this website information and analytics service offering company was acquired by Amazon in 1999.
Besides offering the above features, we know Alexa being widely used as a virtual assistant AI technology.
This one’s for you, if you are an avid reader and consider books to be your best ever friends!
Goodreads is today, one of the largest e-reading source available, with a large compilation and collection of renowned books and reading recommendations for every age group.
Having been taken over by Amazon in March 2013, after it’s foundation in January 2007, this website boasts a great deal of over 65 million dedicated readers.
Amazon acquired this now intensely popular live game streaming company in August 2014, for a huge amount of $970 million.
Most gaming YouTubers can be seen covering streams of various gaming tournaments using the above service.
Another one of Amazon’s acquirements, this audiobook and entertainment service was taken under the wings in 2008, for a humongous sum of $300 million.
The company has a wide range of variety in digital media to offer, including audiobooks, TV and radio shows, as well as audio versions of certain magazines and newspapers including The New York Times.
#8 Whole Foods
World’s largest grocery store today, Whole Foods was bought by Amazon in June 2016, for a whopping $13.7 billion.
It is widely becoming popular due to it’s exclusive offers and discounts such as Prime membership and free two hours delivery in select outlets.
#9 Elemental Tech
The now ‘AWS Elemental’ was acquired by the web services of Amazon in 2015, which is now a major software tech giant, having come a long way since it’s foundation in 2006.
With it’s MNCs in various prosperous countries including UK, Japan, China, India, France and Russia, the software claims to have mastered the techniques of providing customers with the best multi-video facilities available, alongwith functioning videos over IP networks.
This apparel and footwear selling company was taken over by Amazon in July 2009, which is now a successful subsidiary company in the US. It is not easy to get back on track so quick, as Zappos did, after it was hacked and stolen of customers’ confidential information in 2012.