Most people think of Amazon as an online shopping store, but it's actually much more than that.
Over the past 22 years, Amazon has turned itself into a $275 billion juggernaut that sells everything from cloud-computing services to its own hardware gadgets.
These 17 charts show just how scary its business really is.
Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.
Amazon went public in 1997. Its shares were priced at $18 each back then. Now they're worth more than $580 each. In December 2015, the stock went up to $675 a share, an all-time high.
Amazon is famous for its relentless focus on long-term growth. It's why they shun profits in favor of revenue growth. In 2015, Amazon generated $107 billion in revenue, but made only $596 million in net profit.
In fact, Amazon's growing so fast, it's now outgrown Walmart as the largest retailer in the US.