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12 - Amazon.com

Employees fill orders and move packages inside an Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. In 2005, retailers coined the term "Cyber Monday" to describe a surge in web purchases on the first work day after Thanksgiving by people who had spent the weekend browsing in stores. Now, increasing number of online shoppers, particularly those buying over their phones, are skipping the stores entirely. Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg via Getty Images David Williams — Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Everything Store continued its assault on, well, everything in 2016: drones (via its Prime Air program), artificial intelligence (via its popular Alexa assistant), convenience stores (via its cashier-less Amazon Go chain), and most crucially, analyst expectations that the company couldn’t turn a profit with regularity. The e-commerce giant is plowing money in with its blockbuster Echo home automation device portfolio, its Prime streaming video and music service, and its industry-leading Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform, which is under siege from rivals including Microsoft and Google. Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle.

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Key Metrics & Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$135987
Revenue Percent Change27.1%
Profits ($M)$2,371.0
Profits Percent Change297.8%
Assets ($M)$83402
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$423,031
Employees341,400
Previous Rank18

Company Facts

Employees341,400
SectorTechnology
IndustryInternet Services and Retailing
HQ LocationSeattle, WA
CEOJeffrey P. Bezos
CEO Title-
Websitewww.amazon.com
Years on Fortune 500 List16

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