Bezos’s Letters to Amazon’s Shareholders

Throughout Amazon’s existence, Jeff Bezos has engaged in the practice of writing annual letters to Amazon’s shareholders. He includes each letter in Amazon’s annual report for the year, and discusses his business beliefs and overall philosophy in running Amazon. These letters provide a remarkable insight into Bezos’s vision, which has, in turn, defined the very essence of Amazon’s culture.

Below, I’ve listed links and brief summaries of all Amazon shareholder letters to-date, starting with the very first, cornerstone one from 1997.

Bezos’s wisdom and vision are on display in these letters. Therefore, most any business leader, from the entrepreneur to the CEO, would benefit from reading Bezos’s time-tested lessons and vision. These letters are also a must-read for anyone who wants to work for Amazon or learn about the company in general. Enjoy!

1997 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 1997 shareholder letter.

1998 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 1998 shareholder letter.

1999 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 1999 shareholder letter.

2000 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2000 shareholder letter.

2001 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2001 shareholder letter.

2002 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2002 shareholder letter.

2003 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2003 shareholder letter.

2004 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2004 shareholder letter.

2005 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2005 shareholder letter.

2006 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2006 shareholder letter.

2007 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2007 shareholder letter.

2008 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2008 shareholder letter.

2009 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2009 shareholder letter.

2010 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2010 shareholder letter.

2011 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2011 shareholder letter.

2012 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2012 shareholder letter.

2013 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2013 shareholder letter.

2014 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2014 shareholder letter.

2015 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2015 shareholder letter.

2016 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2016 shareholder letter.

2017 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2017 shareholder letter.

2018 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2018 shareholder letter.

2019 Shareholder Letter

Read the full 2019 shareholder letter.

Originally published at https://amazonbound.today.

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