Amazon History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-07-05 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • 2015-12-09 Amazon's best-selling book of the year is "Girl on a Train" by Paula Hawkins
  • 2016-12-14 Amazon announces its 1st delivery by drone 2 km from their warehouse in the UK
  • 2017-06-16 Amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
  • 2017-07-27 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly becomes world's richest man at $91.4bn overtaking Bill Gates for half a day
  • 2017-12-05 Online store Amazon begins operations in Australia
  • 2018-01-10 Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion as his wealth hits $106 billion due to a rise in Amazon's share price
  • 2018-03-06 Forbes names Amazon founder Jeff Bezos the world's richest person for the first time at $112 billion, Bill Gates no. 2
  • 2018-09-04 Amazon becomes America's second trillion dollar company
  • 2018-09-13 Amazon live streams “Thursday Night Football” Cincinnati beats Baltimore 34-23; first all-female broadcast booth in NFL history; Andrea Kremer calls game with Hannah Storm
  • 2018-11-13 Amazon announces two new corporate outposts at Queens, New York and Arlington, Virginia
  • 2019-01-07 Amazon overtakes Microsoft to become the world's most valuable listed company for the first time, worth $797 billion
  • 2019-02-08 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos accuses The National Enquirer and its owner, American Media Inc, of blackmail over private messages detailing an extramarital affair
  • 2019-02-14 Amazon cancels plans to build a corporate campus in Long Island, Queens, New York after widespread opposition
  • 2019-04-25 Microsoft becomes the third US firm to be listed with a market worth of 1 trillion, after Apple and Amazon
  • 2019-06-03 US federal government departments and Congress begin anti-trust investigations into large tech companies including Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJeff Bezos

1964-01-12 Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2019-04-04 Amazon's Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos agree record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos