The career of Jeff Bezos as CEO of Amazon.com has been nothing short of amazing. And a very simple way to measure that is to look at one chart:
This chart shows the total return for shares of Amazon.com Inc.
since Bezos led its initial public offering on May 15, 1997, through Feb. 1, 2021.
That green line under it is the total return for the S&P 500 index
including dividends reinvested. The index has had a significant return for the nearly 24-year period, but Amazon leaves it looking rather flat.