Everything Owned by Amazon

Everything Owned by Amazon

Matthew Gillman | June 15, 2022


    Amazon is one of the most well-known and influential companies in the world. In 2021, the company reported more than $420 billion in assets. In addition to their own proprietary cloud computing services and retail brands, there are many other Amazon-owned companies. The team at SMB Compass looked at the different companies Amazon owns to create the following visualization.

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    Subsidiaries of Amazon

    There are many Amazon subsidiaries, including:

    • MGM Holdings (including MGM Studios)
    • Whole Foods
    • Zappos
    • Ring
    • Shopbop
    • Twitch
    • IMDb
    • Goodreads
    • Woot
    • AbeBooks
    • PillPack
    • Goodthreads

    One of the most recent Amazon subsidiaries is MGM Holdings, which is the parent company of the famed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. Amazon acquired MGM in 2021 for $8.45 billion. MGM was founded in 1924, and some of its most famous productions include the James Bond and Rocky franchises as well as influential classics like The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind. It’s considered to be one of the most famous film production companies in the world.

    Amazon also acquired popular supermarket chain Whole Foods in 2017 for $13.7 billion. The chain has an estimated 91,000 employees and more than 500 locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The original Whole Foods was founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, and had a staff of 19 employees.

    In 2014, Amazon acquired popular live-streaming platform Twitch. The company was launched in 2011 and primarily focuses on video game and e-sports streaming. Some of the most popular games streamed on the service are Fortnite, League of Legends, Dota 2, Hearthstone, and Overwatch.

    What Amazon Companies Had the Highest Acquisition Costs?

    These are the Amazon businesses that have had the highest acquisition costs:

    1. Whole Foods Market (2017): $13,700,000,000
    2. MGM Holdings (2021): $8,450,000,000
    3. Zappos (2009): $1,200,000,000
    4. Zoox (2020): $1,200,000,000
    5. Twitch Interactive (2014): $970,000,000
    6. Ring (2018): $839,000,000
    7. Kiva Systems (2012): $775,000,000
    8. PillPack (2018): $753,000,000
    9. Souq.com (2017): $580,000,000
    10. Quidsi (2010): $545,000,000
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    The History of Amazon

    Amazon was originally founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 in Bellevue, Washington. Bezos’s then-wife, MacKenzie Scott also played a very important part in getting Amazon up and running. It originally started as an online marketplace for books but has since branched out to a multitude of products. Today, Amazon businesses include retail products, cloud computing offerings, supermarket chains, technology devices, and much more.

    What Companies Does Amazon Own?

    These are the companies that Amazon has acquired or has a vested interest in:

    Media and Entertainment

    • MGM Holdings
    • Twitch
    • Audible
    • GoodReads
    • IMDb
    • Box Office Mojo
    • Prime Video
    • YES Network (15% ownership)
    • Echo
    • Wondery
    • Brilliance Publishing
    • ComiXology
    • Freevee
    • Graphiq
    • Kindle Direct Publishing
    • University Esports
    • Amazon Music
    • Amazon Publishing
    • Amazon Studios


    • Zappos
    • Shopbop
    • Prime
    • Prime Now
    • AbeBooks
    • Woot
    • Amazon Appstore
    • Amazon Cash
    • Amazon Digital Software & Video Games
    • Amazon Marketplace
    • Amazon Pay
    • Book Depository
    • Kindle Store
    • 1-Click

    Grocery and Retail

    • Whole Foods
    • Amazon Fresh
    • Amazon Go
    • Treasure Truck

    Devices and Services

    • Ring
    • Alexa
    • Amazon Fire
    • Blink
    • Fire TV
    • Kindle
    • Amazon Halo
    • Amazon Luna
    • Astro
    • Eero
    • Kuiper Systems
    • Zoox

    Health Care

    • PillPack
    • Amazon Pharmacy


    • Amazon Home Services
    • Neighbors App

    Cloud Computing

    • Amazon Web Services
    • Mechanical Turk
    • Amazon Aurora
    • Amazon Glacier
    • Amazon Machine Image
    • Amazon Neptune
    • Amazon Product Advertising API
    • Amazon RDS
    • Amazon Redshift
    • Amazon Rekognition
    • Amazon Route 53
    • Amazon S3
    • Amazon SageMaker
    • Amazon SimpleDB
    • AWS Lambda
    • CloudFront
    • DynamoDB
    • Elastic Beanstalk
    • Elastic Block Store
    • Elastic Compute Cloud
    • Elastic File System
    • ElastiCache
    • Simple Notification Service
    • Simple Queue Service
    • Virtual Private Cloud


    • Amazon Drive
    • Annapurna Labs
    • Body Labs
    • Book Finder
    • CreateSpace
    • Digital Photography Review
    • Lab126
    • Lumberyard
    • Silk
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    Proprietary Brands

    • 365
    • Goodthreads
    • 206 Collective
    • Amazon Elements
    • Amazon Essentials
    • AmazonBasics
    • Happy Belly
    • Mae
    • Pinzon
    • Presto!
    • Solimo
    • Vedaka
    • Wag
    • Wickedly Prime


    • Amazon Business
    • Amazon Maritime
    • Amazon Prime Air
    • Amazon Robotics
    • Beijing Century Joyo Courier Services

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    About the Author

    Matthew Gillman is the founder and CEO of SMB Compass, a bespoke business financing company focused on providing financing and education to small businesses across the U.S. The company has provided over $250 million to more than 1,250 businesses. Coming from a family of small business owners sparked Matthew’s passion to not only become an entrepreneur, but also to work with his fellow entrepreneurs to build long-lasting relationships.