Since creating his online bookseller in 1994, Amazon's founder and chief executive has turned the company into the biggest retailer on the Web, with annual sales of more than $48 billion. In 2007, Bezos introduced the Kindle electronic book reader. It's now Amazon's top-selling item. The company is also a leading provider of cloud computer services.
Jeff Bezos is channeling Steve Jobs. It’s mid-September and the wiry billionaire founder of Amazon.com Inc. is at his brand new corporate headquarters in Seattle, in a building named “Day One South” after his conviction that 17-year-old Amazon is still in its infancy.