The above graph represents Amazon revenue by year, worldwide. From 1995 to 2018, Amazon’s annual revenue increased from nearly 0.5 million to a whopping $232,887 million, globally. In 2018, Amazon posted a whopping $232,887 million in revenue, globally – the highest-ever in its history. That’s a massive 30.9% YoY increase. Over 31% of the company’s total revenue in 2018 came in the fourth quarter alone.

Amazon Annual Revenue Worldwide: History

RegionWorldwide
SourceAmazon Annual ReportsSEC Filings
Last Updated21 October 2019
Graph ID301
NoteAmazon Fiscal Year – from January to December

Similarly, in 2017 also, Amazon’s revenue or net sales increased a notable 30.8% YoY to $177,866 million, globally. This proves the e-commerce giant is witnessing significant year-over-year growth in its annual revenue, by each passing year.

It is important to note that Amazon is the fastest company ever to reach $100 billion in annual sales in just 21 years. Amazon annual revenue in 2015 increased a notable 20.3% YoY to reach $107 billion, globally, breaking through the $100-billion barrier for the first time in its history.

Amazon was incorporated in July 1994 and opened its virtual doors on the Web in July 1995. Interestingly, in just one year, the company’s revenue increased from just $0.5 million in December 1995 to a whopping $15.7 million in December 1996 – representing a record 2981.4% YoY growth.

About Amazon.com, Inc: Additional Information

Amazon.com, 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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