Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the first person to top $100 billion as number one on the Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires. Started the company in a garage in 1994, Bezos owns 16% of e-commerce giant Amazon. However, his empire also comprises newspaper, Rocket Company, coupon website, grocery giant and much more in addition to Amazon.
Here are the 15 companies owned by Jeff Bezos.
1. AWS Elemental – The Software Company
Acquired in the year 2015, the software company specializes in providing multi screen video solutions. It is claimed to have pioneered the “use of software-based video processing to distribute and monetize video over IP networks”. AWS Elemental has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Russia, Brazil and India.
2. Zappos –Popular Apparel And Footwear Website
Acquired by Amazon in July of 2009, it’s a popular apparel and footwear e-tailer in the US. The website suffered a major data breach wherein hackers stole personal information of 24 million-plus customers in the year 2012.
3. The Washington Post – The News Paper
He owns the over-140-year-old newspaper ‘The Washington Post’. In August 2013, Nash Holdings, a private company owned by Bezos, bought the newspaper for $250 million.
4. Blue Origin – The Company That Plans To Make Space Travel Possible
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reportedly puts $1 billion a year into the company through the sale of Amazon stock.
5. Souq.com – Popularly Called ‘Amazon of the Middle East’
Amazon acquired Souq.com in March 2017 and is popularly described as ‘Amazon of the Middle East’. Amazon’s acquisition of Souq can be termed as the company’s first move into the Middle East region.