What if you invested $10,000 in Amazon in 1997?

If you had invested $10,000 in Amazon at its IPO price in 1997, you would have purchased 555 shares, not including commission expenses or fractional shares. Taking into account Amazon's four stock splits, these 555 shares would have multiplied into 133,200 shares, as of today.

How much is Amazon's 1997 IPO worth?

Anyone smart, patient or just lucky enough to have bought Amazon shares in the company’s 1997 IPO and keep them, can now look at a small or (depending on the initial investment) sizeable fortune. As our chart illustrates, an initial investment of $1,000, enough to buy 55 shares at a price of $18 in May 1997, would now be worth more than $2 million.

How much is Amazon's stock worth?

At the company's $1,002 share price as I write, Amazon's stock is worth 668 times its IPO price. That means if you had invested $10,000 into Amazon's IPO and had held on to your shares for the past 20 or so years, your investment would be worth nearly $6.7 million today.

What would $1,000 invested in AMZN stock 20 years ago be worth today?

Which brings us to what $1,000 invested in AMZN stock 20 years ago would be worth today. But first things first. As you can see in the above chart, if you had invested $1,000 in Amazon stock in late March 2003 and sold at its height in July 2021, you would have grossed more than $133,000.