Amazon is a household word these days. It’s recent release of the Amazon Kindle may signal it’s transition into a new stage, and it could become as essential a word as “Apple”.  What’s not as well known, is the story of its growth in the last 17 years.

The online bookseller became the world’s largest retailer, and hit its 50 millionth sale in record time – half the time it took Walmart. Amazon has had its competitors, but it successfully survived the Internet company shakeup of 2000 and is currently strong and continues to grow as the number one e-tailer in the world.

The infographic brought to you by Frugal Dad shows 9 things you might want to know about Amazon – it’s a story worth viewing.