Meet the Man Who Made Buffett Jealous
He was recently referred to as a “different species” by Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway.
Warren Buffett, one of the greatest investors of all time, lamented on how he missed out on investing with this entrepreneur and called himself “too dumb to realize what was going to happen.”
Buffett later went on to say that this entrepreneur is “the most remarkable business person of our age.”
That’s high praise coming from one of the richest men in the world.
In the summer of 1994, Jeff Bezos left his Wall Street job and moved across the country to Seattle in order to sell books on the World Wide Web.
Many thought he was crazy to leave a high-paying job to start a business selling books online.
However, Bezos saw the internet growing at 2,300% per year and quickly called it his “wake-up call.”
Online retail was the next big thing. Selling books over the Web was his opportunity to cash in, and he took full advantage of it.
By July 1995, Bezos raised a few million dollars from private investors and founded Amazon.com, which would go on to change retail forever.
A little more than 20 years ago, Amazon went public, and it is now worth more than $475 billion.
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Amazon currently accounts for more than 43% of all U.S. online sales, and that amount is growing.
In just the past 10 years, Amazon’s market value has soared more than 20 times — while most major retailers have flatlined, closed stores, or gone belly-up.
Just a short time ago, Bezos started Amazon Web Services (AWS) — another business in a different industry.
AWS sells computing resources to business customers. In just the 10 short years since it was launched, it’s already become a giant. Sales in the past year are close to $4 billion.
Buffett said he’s “never seen a guy succeed in two businesses almost simultaneously” and couldn’t think of another example like Bezos.
Amazon recently made an all-cash offer to buy Whole Foods and will focus on transforming the grocery business.
While Bezos is now the second-richest person in the world, worth an estimated $70 billion, investors had the chance to ride his coattails to millions... and many did.
If you had invested just $10,000 in Amazon in 1997, your investment would now be worth close to $5 million.
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