Twenty years ago, in 1999, Amazon was a 5-year-old kindergartner startup navigating the early ecommerce market.
But that didn't stop CEO Jeff Bezos from dreaming big. At the time, Amazon had just started to expand its offerings beyond books. But Bezos was already painting outlandish visions of his customer-first website becoming the one-stop marketplace for everything.
Fast-forward to today, and Bezos is the richest man in the world, worth more than $141 billion.
Image: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser