O’ man river,
Dat ol’ man river,
He mus’know sumpin’
But don’t say nuthin’
He jes’ keeps rollin’
He keeps on rollin’ along.
– Oscar Hammerstein II. “Show Boat”
Amazon.com was founded in 1994 as an online book seller.
Ten years ago it started its Amazon Web Services business, which has become a cloud computing colossus.
To this day, it continues to grow and innovate at an impressive pace.
In 2015, Amazon.com overtook Walmart as the largest retailer in the US.
Here’s a chart of Amazon stock performance since their IPO in 1997:
They just keep rollin’ along…