Amazon Prime membership has exceeded 100 million paid Prime members worldwide, according to company founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
In his annual shareholder letter – published since 1997 and widely considered a must-read among executives and business leaders around the globe – Bezos listed the 100 million-plus figure as one of Amazon’s chief milestones from the past year. In 2017, Amazon shipped more than 5 billion items with Prime worldwide, Bezos wrote, and Prime gained more new members than in any previous year.
The number of Prime subscribers for years has been a closely held secret and the focus of much speculation. The figure also confirms that Prime is one of the world’s largest Internet subscriptions and a behemoth among online retailers. Netflix, by comparison, has 125 million subscribers.
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