Its shares then hit the $2050.2677 level to give its stock a value of $1 trillion.
The development comes just a little over a month after technology giant Apple reached the $1 trillion mark.
It crossed the line at 16:40 BST before falling back slightly. And Bezos's fortune has been skyrocketing as Amazon shares have soared in 2018: Through most of the year thus far, Bezos's net worth has been increasing at an average of roughly $260 million per day.
However it was tech giant Apple that was named as the first publicly listed USA company to be valued at $1,000,000,000,000, on 2 August. This made it hard to determine the company's actual value.
Achieving the valuation marks the latest chapter in an astonishing story of growth for the company, founded by businessman Jeff Bezos in Seattle, Washington, in 1994. "Now that it has several high-margin revenue streams, we're seeing those doubts subside". That's two $1 trillion businesses that started off in a garage. Amazon Web Services provides cloud computing services to companies and government, and its advertising division makes billions by selling ads to companies that want their products to show up when shoppers search on the site.
Bezos is also almost $70 billion richer than the second wealthiest person on the planet, Bill Gates - whose net worth has been around $98 billion lately. Bezos brought home an annual salary of $81,840 in 2017, according to regulatory filings.
Amazon shareholders have already had a extraordinarily good year.
In Seagal's case, the statute of limitations had passed while for Anderson the accuser declined to be interviewed by authorities. As the number of accusations escalated, Netflix cut Spacey from his lead role in the award-winning series House of Cards .
Red flags flew over Pensacola-area beaches in Florida's Panhandle, where swimming and wading in the Gulf of Mexico was prohibited. It is about 1,205 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and about 1,300 miles east-northeast of the Lesser Antilles.
According to The Star, caning under Islamic law is not similar to caning carried out for crimes under civil law. Malaysia is seen as a moderate and stable Muslim-majority country, but Islamic conservatism is on the rise.
But unless you're in dire need of an upgrade, the smart move is to wait for what the next iPhone, Pixel and even Galaxy S10 bring. It could lead to a handset that can easily transform into a tablet - simply by unfolding it.
The state with the largest number of federal workers is California, followed by Virginia, the District of Columbia and Texas. Workers based in more expensive parts of the country are paid higher salaries to compensate for the higher cost of living.
By state law the senator will have to be a member of the same party as the departing one, in this case the GOP. Bush recounted McCain's more than five years in a prisoner of war camp in Vietnam to his six terms in the U.S.
Meanwhile, Serena Williams survived her first test of the tournament to reach the quarter-finals for the 15th time. Thiem lost the 2018 French Open final against Nadal‚ and has a chance at redemption when the two meet on Tuesday.
Recently, the Texas Department of Public Safety presented a video of aviation operations at a Public Safety Commission meeting. She eventually jumps into the passenger seat of a Nissan SUV just as police arrive and block the alleged attempted carjacking.
Experts on the conflict nextdoor in Afghanistan, America's longest war, argue that safe havens in Pakistan have helped insurgents. Pentagon spokesman Lt Col Koné Faulkner said the USA military would aim to spend the money on other "urgent priorities".
US Open: Nadal takes on Khachanov in third round
No. 6 seed Dominic Thiem won his second-round match against America's Taylor Fritz , but not before a few outbursts. Stephens said she benefitted from the break, during which she changed clothes and came back feeling refreshed.
Officer-involved shooting at California Racetrack
Police and track security quickly set up a perimeter on both sides of the grandstand admission gates and cleared the area. Sheriff's officials confirmed there was an officer-involved shooting but would not immediately provide details.