The Jeff Bezos empire is massive. It encompasses not just e-commerce, but also news organizations, robotics companies and coupon sites. Oh, and ever heard of Google, Airbnb or Uber? Jeff Bezos is an investor in those companies too.
Bezos is the third-richest person in the world, trailing only Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, according to the Forbes Billionaires List. With a net worth of $84.7 billion, Bezos has made a number of investments and acquisitions. Here is a snapshot of the empire, as compiled by Visual Capitalist.
Bezos has made the acquisitions through a variety of vehicles. AmazonAMZN, +0.01% has made its own acquisitions, including the recent $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods WFM, +1.12% , as well as other companies such as online shoe retailer Zappos and video streaming site Twitch.
Amazon has also made investments in smaller startups. In 2010 and 2011, the company heavily invested in coupon company Living Social, which was eventually acquired by Groupon GRPN, +0.97% in 2016. Whole Foods isn’t Amazon’s first foray into food; the company invested $100 million in grocery delivery service HomeGrocer back in 1999. That company eventually folded during the dot-com bust.
Bezos also invests his money on a personal level. He was an angel investor in Google GOOG, +0.93% having invested $1 million in the company in 1998. He also invested $112 million in Airbnb and $37 million in Uber.