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7 numbers show just how staggeringly huge Jeff Bezos made Amazon in his 27 years as CEO

After 27 years, Jeff Bezos is handing over the job of Amazon CEO to Andy Jassy. In the company's first full financial year, it made just $511,000 in sales. Last year, Amazon made $386 billion and employed more than a million people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is stepping down from his job as CEO today after leading the company for 27 years.The date is "sentimental," he explained during his last earnings call before Andy Jassy took over. It was the date Bezos incorporated Amazon in 1994.In that time, he helped bring the idea ecommerce from a whiteboard concept to an everyday reality for mi...