Most Amazing Facts About Amazon

Andrew R. Jassy is the president and CEO of Amazon since July 5, 2021. He replaced Jeff Bezos as president and CEO of Amazon, and Bezos became executive chairman.

Amazon faced criticism from U.S. senators and the public for its treatment of warehouse workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jeff Bezos founded e-commerce giant Amazon in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle. He stepped down as CEO to become executive chairman in July 2021.

Amazon has spent $15 billion in COVID-19-related costs to prioritize employee health and safety.

Amazon is the first, and only, marketplace to protect customers in third-party product liability cases.

Amazon donated more than 1 million emergency supplies to communities affected by natural disasters in 2021.

Amazon is making cybersecurity awareness training available for free—to other companies and individuals.