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Amazon Already Touches Your Life More Than You May Realize

Either Amazon or CEO Jeff Bezos have stakes in a long list of popular companies

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    Amazon Already Touches Your Life More Than You May Realize

    AirBnB, Wine.com and Zappos: Did you know that Amazon has stakes in these companies? Jeff Bezos' multi-billion dollar business empire is larger than you might have thought. News4's Susan Hogan reports. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018)

    Your Alexa wakes you up. You eat food from Whole Foods, slip on shoes from Zappos and take an Uber to work. You book an Airbnb for the weekend and unwind at night with a purchase from Wine.com.

    These companies are all linked to either Amazon or CEO Jeff Bezos. 

    As Amazon prepares to open a new global headquarters in Northern Virginia and New York City,the company already touches the lives of many people more than you may realize.

    Either Amazon or Bezos have stakes in a long list of popular companies, including Twitter, Uber, The Washington Post, Goodreads, Business Insider, Audible, Whole Foods and Uber.

    In one of his most recent moves, Bezos invested in the medical startup Grail, which raised more than $900 million to build a blood test to screen for cancer.

    On the streets of Frederick, Maryland, some locals said they were surprised to hear how many companies Amazon and Bezos are linked to.

    "But I don't see that as a negative," one woman said. "They belong together."

    Bezos topped the latest Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans, released last month. His net worth was estimated at $160 billion — by far the highest ever.

    The company Visual Capitalist mapped out the Bezos empire. Go here to see their chart.

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