Jeff Bezos Became a Billionaire by Focusing on People

Jameson Steward
5 min readJul 23, 2021

5 fundamental ways Jeff Bezos built a customer-focused company

Jeff Bezos speaking in front of a backdrop of green plants
Seattle City Council from Seattle, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

A lot can happen in 20 years.

In the summer of 2000, Amazon’s stock price was around $30. Today, it’s well over $3,000.

A $10,000 investment into Amazon in the summer of 2000, would be worth around $1 million today.