Together, Alibaba and Amazon have about a $1.2 trillion market cap, ($483 billion for Alibaba and $720 billion for Amazon). Maybe they should unite. Not a chance for that to happen. The brilliant minds and egos of both Jack Ma and Jeff Bezos had the same global vision: Digitize Earth and everything on it. Ma’s original declaration, “Alibaba’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere.” Does that include outer space? Bezos said, “Our vision is to be Earth’s most customer-centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.” His vision does include outer space.
Anyway, since they won’t be merging, which one is getting bigger faster? Bezos’ “day one” declaration (which is now declared every day) is that Amazon must “get big fast.”
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