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Twenty-four years ago, Jeff Bezos posted a job ad looking for a computer programmer. The salary for the job included significant equity, but it was for a company that wasn’t even called Amazon yet. Bezos was looking for “extremely talented” software developers to “help pioneer commerce on the internet.”
Amazon now has a $908 billion market cap, and Bezos is one of the wealthiest people in modern history.
On this day in 1994: Jeff Bezos posts the first job ad for Amazon pic.twitter.com/5ysOWB5OZ6
— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) August 22, 2018
Bezos posted the listing on Usenet, a pre-internet message board. Amazon at the time was going to be called “Cadabra,” “Awake.com,” “Browse.com,” or even “Relentless.com.”
Soon after the posting, according to Business Insider, Bezos hired Shel Kaphan as the company’s first employee and CTO in charge of building the company’s technical infrastructure.Read the full story at Business Insider