15 fascinating facts you probably didn't know about Amazon

Jeff Bezos

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Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

When Amazon first launched in 1995 as a website that only sold books, founder Jeff Bezos had a vision for the company's explosive growth and e-commerce domination.

He knew from the very beginning, he wanted Amazon to be "an everything store."
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In author Brad Stone's 2013 book on the origins of Amazon, he paints a picture of the early days of the company and how it grew into the behemoth that it is today.
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Jillian D'Onfro contributed to an earlier version of this story.