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  • Previous Rank26
  • Revenues ($M)$177,866
  • Revenue Percent Change30.8%
  • Profits ($M)$3,033.00
  • Profits Percent Change27.9%
  • Assets ($M)$131,310.00
  • Employees566,000

Amazon climbed eight spots on the Global 500, continuing its remarkable growth run: Sales have jumped some $70 billion in two years. Amazon’s enormity stems from its role as the largest U.S. digital retailer, the fastest-growing part of the market. Two other major factors drive the company’s growth: Expansion abroad to markets like India and the rise of Amazon Web Services, the company’s market-leading online storage and service operation. Amazon spends heavily to boost those sales: Faster delivery, robust entertainment, and robot-enabled warehouses are part of its increasingly ambitious plans. Amazon also began a North American competition for a second headquarters.

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Company Information

Jeffrey P. Bezos
Internet Services and Retailing
HQ Location
Years on Global 500 List10
Acquired Whole Foods Market (2016 rank: 26), Aug. 28, 2017. Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$177,86630.8%
Profits ($M)$3,033.0027.9%
Assets ($M)$131,310.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$27,709.00-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.7%
Profits as % of Assets2.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity10.9%