Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (full film) | FRONTLINE

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Jeff Bezos is not only the richest man in the world, he has built a business that is without precedent in the history of American capitalism. His power to shape everything from the future of work to the future of commerce to the future of technology is unrivaled. As politicians and regulators around the world start to consider the global impact of Amazon — and how to rein in Bezos’ power — FRONTLINE investigates how he executed a plan to build one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world.


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Hear more from Amazon executives and former insiders:
Inspiring & kinda terrifying
Craig Thomson
Craig Thomson:
“The devil doesn't come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you've ever wished for". How's your high street and community doing?.
leoz maxwell jilliumz
leoz maxwell jilliumz:
The "new model" destroying small business and creating mass compliance.
Born Free
Born Free:
"I don't know" actually means "I know" but to keep my job, hell with publisher's!
Lewis Pusey
Lewis Pusey:
Now I have more of a reason to shop locally. What a greedy lying heartless bunch.
Matt S
Matt S:
Americans in the 1970s : "Careful with phone calls the feds could be wiretapping you" Americans in 2020: "Wiretap what's the weather like today"
peter davies
peter davies:
Seen enough, no more Amazon for me.
BREAKING: Amazon renamed to Skynet
Missy Missymiss
Missy Missymiss:
He wants us to live in a perfectly ordered, perfectly controlled society, controlled by him along with the rest of the 1%
Malcolm Marshall
Malcolm Marshall:
When a company goes from lobbying in Washington to hooking up with the CIA, it's time to start taking a long, hard look at that company.
Joe Nisanov
Joe Nisanov:
Lol at the post credits “this video is also available on Amazon Prime Video”
Freedom is over sad
Freedom is over sad:
The irony, in the end he's rich as hell and now looks like the monopoly guy in real life.
Vincent 007
Vincent 007:
This story when from inspiring and motivational to scary and unnerving. Literally 0 to 100 real quick...
Roberto Blake
Roberto Blake:
In the absence of the last son of Krypton, Lex Luthor actually saved humanity and advanced a greater civilization... not out of the kindness of his heart but out of pragmatism and to challenge himself...

I just thought you should hear it from an actual comic book nerd...

The Lex Luthor take is correct... just not in the way you think...
Amazon is even more powerful after the Covid crisis.
This dude laughing maniacally while wielding giant robot arms is literally the closest we’ll get to Lex Luthor.
Xander Bame
Xander Bame:
"They raise their hand and we fix it." Meaning they get fired. Dang.
Amazon also has extreme practices where they put not just competitors, but people that sell on amazon, out of business.
Yara A
Yara A:
When I decided to stop being an Amazon customer, it took a year to delete my account and have them stop contacting my personal email...
Lawnmower American
Lawnmower American:
This canned response and fake smile really tells you everything.
Nate H89
Nate H89:
this documentary starts off like the origin of a supervillian.
Henry Ezeh
Henry Ezeh:
"I love Amazon I just wish you delivered a little more slowly", I've been there.
Bezos either has a lazy eye, or he is an honest to god robot/ demon. Never seen such a menacing eye before.
Jordan Jones
Jordan Jones:
9:37 damn they really did him like that
Mark Culp
Mark Culp:
1:52:40 "This program is also available on Amazon Prime Video" ironic
Redouane Daoud
Redouane Daoud:
The interviewer in this documentary did a great job - asking hard questions to proponents of both sides of Amazon. Top notch journalism - thank you for posting PBS.
Thelonestarstate TEXAS
Thelonestarstate TEXAS:
I’m glad I canceled my Amazon prime yesterday
Steven Tran
Steven Tran:
The moment I knew Amazon was something bigger was when I went across the world and still had 2 day shipping..
Andrew D
Andrew D:
Now that Biden has the election in the bag, maybe we can get a court to hear evidence of fraud/malfeasance/incompetence in the election as a civil case.
John D Wayne
John D Wayne:
It shows money can't fix ugly! No wonder his wife left him!!
Darius wang
Darius wang:
the reporter is doing a good job by not judging but to let everyone of us getting his own judgement, that's true journalism....
Rich for no reason
Rich for no reason:
Make me rich as well somehow, I believe in you guys, let's see how dumb life can get
Jeffrey Wienecke
Jeffrey Wienecke:
“these companies who are maybe not as careful with adhering to the law.”
Next year will be titled the rise and fall of Jeff Bezos
Jackie Crawford
Jackie Crawford:
his forgetting if it was not for the small person he would not be rich right now
Herman Hyde
Herman Hyde:
Props to the interviewer - James Jacoby for asking real questions.
William Boulton W.
William Boulton W.:
Does anyone remember "Allow six to eight weeks for delivery.?" That has now become allow 6 to 8 hours for delivery. Not saying it is a bad thing. I just don't want or need anything that urgently.
Herbert Cukurs
Herbert Cukurs:
it's actually messing up Americans and do so much harm .
Peter Pan
Peter Pan:
Let's face it, our country does not belong to "We the People" but to a oligarchy composed of Billionaires and thier puppet politicians!!!
PeaNuT BuTTer
PeaNuT BuTTer:
Bruh, that employee looks shook af at 1:22:11, I swear he's holding his breath!
Why does Bezos look progressively more evil the wealthier he becomes?
Jake Martens
Jake Martens:
Imagine my surprise when Tony Abbott pops up on screen
Chance Rest
Chance Rest:
i ordered a vape from amazon, and nearly died when a faulty filter went in my lungs

the item was removed a few months later only to reappear under a new seller
Leslie Young
Leslie Young:
My daughter bought me one of those Alexa things and I took it back; I felt like there was a stranger in my house.
When people first respond with “so again” RUNNN !
I’m watching this documentary while picking a couple things from Amazon, now, how cool is that?
Job Rodgers-Foster
Job Rodgers-Foster:
Steve S.
Steve S.:
When a former high-ranking partner who helped implement Alexa tells you he turns his off during personal conversations " I don't need another person hearing," you should take heed.
Lewis Murphy
Lewis Murphy:
The staff of Amazon are trained well in the art of deflection.
Evan Dickinson
Evan Dickinson:
And now with the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down everything Amazon has virtually no competition....
Wandering Gene
Wandering Gene:
“It is not my experience when I set up the business...” well, he should try working as a warehouse worker in the business he setup.
let rat
let rat:
3:30 "The Power of the sun , In the Palm of my hand"
John Tyler
John Tyler:
It is easy to live without Amazon. This video seems to imply that you cannot.
Branden Lee
Branden Lee:
The most evil man on Earth.
If Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man can't grow his hair back. I surely can't
Orange jewlius
Orange jewlius:
"He's just like you" lmao. This man truly created a business that represents the next era of the human story.
Eric Delay
Eric Delay:
I think we all need to remember that everything Amazon does is for our own good because they love us obsessively. Like a stalker.
Samuel Intriago
Samuel Intriago:
documentary: amazon is getting to big!!

Also documentary: watch this on amazon video
jetskiWilly Willy
jetskiWilly Willy:
"its an old Walmart trick"...and that makes it morally ok for me to do.
Kitty Witty
Kitty Witty:
Kevin Spacy would be perfect actor to play Bezo.
Chelsey Trading
Chelsey Trading:
Jeff Bezos has forgotten where he came from. Take a look at how Amazon treats it’s vendors.
Dieter Soegemeier
Dieter Soegemeier:
Jeff has now comfirmed that Amazon is a branch of the CCP. Communist controlled company Amazon.
scott fisher
scott fisher:
Amazon needs to be broken up along with Facebook, google, and twitter. They buy and sell our corrupt politicians to get what they want at the expense of the American people.
Anyone else think Jeff Bezos looks like Lex Luther?
Maurice O'Ray II
Maurice O'Ray II:
The pandemic was a gold mine for Bezos.
Daniel Nevis
Daniel Nevis:
I've been NOT getting what I ordered when IT comes from CHINA take the money and run
Damn dude I didn't realize that Jeff Bezos was so swole. Home boy must be ordering that fresh juice off the Amazon lot.
Tabatha Carey
Tabatha Carey:
Customer Service is Amazing!! Amazon has the best customer service I've ever dealt with in my 40 years!!
Othman Alkhayat
Othman Alkhayat:
What the big issue here, he’s a successful man, he build his empire from scratch and when he went to the top you want to destroy him, now that just mean and sick, that’s the way he deal with his company, I see nothing wrong or serious here, and if you don’t like it just walk away,
-Hey,, next you have Elon Musk let see what will say also...
John Possum
John Possum:
Wow, this is on TV right now. Kudos for releasing it at the same time on YT. I wish more companies would get the hint & do this!
ayeisha bey
ayeisha bey:
Mickster Mouseter
Mickster Mouseter:
Bezos wants to grow more people in space so he can make money from them too!
k 1
k 1:
shut down amazon they suck.
elon musk is right.
Zaeytrox G
Zaeytrox G:
haven't we seen enough movies to know how this is going to end
Well produced and edited. Thank you for providing this for free online PBS. I appreciate your quality journalism.
Bo Solwold
Bo Solwold:
The cut judo roughly end because medicine regretfully bounce towards a ill-informed numeric. reminiscent, makeshift carp
Greek the gacha wolf
Greek the gacha wolf:
I deleted my amazon account a year ago and I am so glad I did.
JP Huffinstuff
JP Huffinstuff:
the woman at 26:10 might be one of the most revolting corporate ghouls I've ever heard speak English
Bullish on Bullion
Bullish on Bullion:
I'm surprised Amazon hasn't created a proprietary blockchain currency yet.
billy bob
billy bob:
Lex Luther in real life
Bruce Schluderman
Bruce Schluderman:
I've never purchased a single thing from Amazon.
Lucie Římanová
Lucie Římanová:
The whole space fascination paired with how Amazon treats its employees really reminds me of Weyland-Yutani. Good thing I won't be here for the fallout.
1:52:44 after all that "also available on Amazon prime"....
Larinda Nomikos
Larinda Nomikos:
So this is Bezos. This is the guy who said invite grandma to Thanksgiving because she's gonna die anyway?! Okay, I have to find another place to shop.
Dino M
Dino M:
"We are not even treated like robots, we are data." customers and employees alike.
Visnja Livancic
Visnja Livancic:
No U Turn
No U Turn:
It is slavery and I still have nightmares
Roy Walker
Roy Walker:
The 6.8k dislikes have come from Bezos himself
Michael Molina
Michael Molina:
Wow, I just sat through a 2 hour documentary. Amazing work!
nik ko
nik ko:
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
Byrdee Entertainment
Byrdee Entertainment:
Just like the website, i can't seem to escape the algorithm bring me back to this damn video......
trevor francis
trevor francis:
if he's that clever why is he still bald
Duncan Firth
Duncan Firth:
Amazon will replace those poor employees as soon as possible.
jennifer blocker
jennifer blocker:
Deja Vu to "The smartest men in the room," from Enron times.
It never ceases to amaze me how in an age where everyone is so worried about privacy, millions of people will voluntarily buy devices that are perpetual hot mics. Don’t blame Amazon, this is your stupidity.
Maria Hidalgo
Maria Hidalgo:
money hungry, where is his soul going to spend eternity if God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit not included .....
Real M
Real M:
He sounded like David Dobrik when he laughed.
sand blaster1
sand blaster1:
It all starts with us us people have to stop relying on certain companies and get back our own rights
You know where the " Go Backs Go?"