If you invested a simple $100 in Amazon’s IPO in 1997, you would have received five shares.
That investment would have been worth $129,186 at the end of the trading day on Feb.
20, 2020, when shares closed at $2,153.10 each.
That would yield an increase of more than 129,000% on the initial $100 investment.
What happens if you buy Amazon stock in 1997?
Since the Amazon-Whole Food deal closed, the S&P 500 index has been up 18 percent. As impressive as that is, original investors in Amazon fare even better. If you had invested $1,000 during Amazon’s IPO in May 1997, your investment would be worth $1,341,000 as of August 31, according to CNBC calculations.
How much would I have made if I invested in Amazon?
Amazon shares were down 2 percent in early trading Friday. Still, if you had invested $1,000 in Amazon in February 2009, your initial outlay would be worth more than $23,600 as of February 2019, according to CNBC calculations. That’s an increase of more than 2,000 percent.
Who bought Amazon in 1997?
In that world, Buffett decided to put say $50 million in company on Thursday, May 15, 1997 — the day Amazon it debuted on the Nasdaq. Today, that same stake would be worth $24.4 billion as the company’s shares have grown some 488 times.
How much money would I have if I invested in Apple?
If you had bought just one share of Apple, you would own 56 shares today after the stock splits. Those shares would be worth $14,896 at the current price of $266 per share. A $100 investment would have purchased 4.54 shares at the IPO price.
Is Amazon stock a good buy?
Amazon stock remains a good buy, as we’ll get to. However, there are two caveats: Only investors who are long-term focused should consider buying shares. Investors should build their full position by dollar-cost averaging — investing the same dollar amount at some set time interval, such as quarterly.
How much of Amazon does Jeff Bezos own?
Bezos will own roughly 4 percent of Amazon, a stake that was worth almost $36 billion on Thursday. By keeping 75 percent of the couple’s Amazon shares, or about 12 percent of the company, Mr. Bezos will most likely remain the richest person in the world.