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Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos

Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos


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1 Hr. 55 Min.


Amazon's Jeff Bezos built a business empire that is unprecedented in the history of American capitalism--delivering endless products, entertainment services and technology innovations to customers with just a click of a button. But what is the cost of Amazon's convenience?

FRONTLINE examines Amazon and Jeff Bezos' ascent to power--and his ability to shape everything from the future of work, to the future of commerce, to the future of technology. From award-winning filmmakers James Jacoby and Anya Bourg (The Facebook Dilemma), the documentary draws on interviews with current top executives and former insiders, as well as regulators and critics, raising critical questions about Bezos and the empire he built. Through these interviews, Jacoby and Bourg's investigation presents an inside look at who Bezos is, and how he transformed a tiny company run out of a garage into a staple of American consumerism that critics contend is willing to dominate the market at all costs.

Amazon Empire also reveals a darker side of the multi-billion-dollar machine: worker exploitation, product safety problems, and surveillance. As politicians and regulators around the world start to consider the global impact and threat of Amazon--and how to rein in the power of the richest man on the planet--FRONTLINE investigates how he executed a plan to build one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world and the real-world disruption that it continues to cause.

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