Number of Amazon Employees by Year: FY 1996 – 2020

The below graph represents the combined number of full-time and part-time Amazon global employees, starting from fiscal 1996 to 2020. As of December 2020, Amazon has total of 1,298,000 full-time and part-time employees across the world.

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The above graph represents the total number of Amazon employees by year, starting from fiscal 1996 to 2020. As of December 2020, Amazon has total of 1,298,000 full-time and part-time employees across the world. That’s an impressive 62.66% YoY growth in Amazon global headcount.

Amazon Global Headcount: History

SourceAmazon Annual Reports, SEC Filings
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NoteAmazon Fiscal Year – from January to December

Amazon started its business as “Earth’s Biggest Bookstore” in July 1995. Interestingly, in just over two years, the number of full-time Amazon employees increased from just 158 by the end of December 1996 to 614 by the end of 1997. That’s representing a whopping 288.6% YoY growth in Amazon’s employee count.

By the end of 2011, the total number of Amazon employees reached 56,200, including full-time and part-time employees. That’s a whopping 66.8% YoY increase from December 2010 when the company had approximately 33,700 employees around the world.

In December 2013, Amazon employee count topped 100,000 people, globally. The retail giant employed approximately 11,7300 full-time and part-time employees from all over the world.

About Amazon.Com, Inc: Additional Information, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational internet and e-commerce company, founded by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company was initially incorporated on July 5, 1994, as Cadabra, Inc, and reincorporated on May 28, 1996, in the state of Delaware.

In July 1995, Amazon began its service as an online bookstore. However, later it started offering an array of products and services to the people around the world. Today, the online retail behemoth has got hands almost in every business related to tech, from retail e-commerce to cloud computing and IoT.

On May 15, 1997, Amazon completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a price of $18.00 per share.

Amazon’s major products and services include Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime (February 2, 2005) Amazon Music ( September 25, 2007), Amazon Kindle ( November 19, 2007), Amazon Echo (November 6, 2014), Fire Phone (announced on June 18, 2014), etc.

In June 2013, Amazon finally launched its market place in India.

With $97 billion value, Amazon ranks 4th among the world’s most valuable brands 2019 by Forbes.

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