Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shares his thoughts in a shareholder letter every year - here are the highlights


Jeff Bezos

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has written a letter to shareholders every year since 1997, when he took his company public.

While the letter is intended to recap Amazon's accomplishments over the year, it also comes with a lot of great business insights and management advice Bezos has picked up while running a company that's now worth $300 billion - which is why a lot of people consider it a must-read for any aspiring business professional.

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Here's a run down of some of the most interesting excerpts from each of the shareholder letter published over the past 19 years:

Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through hispersonal investment company Bezos Expeditions.