Amazon has finally surpassed the $1 trillion milestone after a brief increase in value of 1.9% even though the tech sector has been hammered on the stock exchanges. The value of Amazon stock has tripled in price over the past 3 years. Not bad for Jeff Bezos as he started the company as an online book seller run from a small Seattle garage. They now join Apple in the $1 trillion club. TRILLION TIMES TWO: Amazon became the second publicly-traded company to reach $1 trillion in market value. It later gave up some of that gain, but was still trading up 1.2 percent to $2,036.40, which gave it a market value of $993 billion.