When Jeff Bezos founded Amazon back in 1994, it started as an online marketplace for books. But today, Amazon has changed the landscape of retail, allowing customers to have nearly anything, from shampoo to refrigerators, delivered to their doorstep within days.
Amazon also propelled its founder to immense success: Bezos is worth an estimated $82.5 billion and has briefly held the title of the richest person in the world.
Back in 1999, as Amazon was still gaining steam and Americans warmed to the idea of ordering everyday products online, he was featured in a Wired profile titled "The Inner Bezos." During the interview, the billionaire shared a few predictions on what he believed the world of retail would look like in 2020. We might still be three years from that point, but things have come a long way in since the '90s.
Here are three things Bezos predicted correctly — and one he got wrong.