Who Made Amazon?


Haley Arias, reporter

JefF Bezos is the inventor of Amazon. Bezos renamed the company to Amazon and began working out of the garage of his home in Washington state. In 1995, he launched a beta version of Amazon.com and invited friends to check out his new online marketplace. The site opened to the general public in July 1995. Bezos’ parents invested almost $250,000 in the start-up. Now the company is worth 182.2 billion. Breaking the amount down more, Bezos is making about $321 million a day, $13.4 million an hour, $222,884 a minute, and $3,715 a second this year.