Jeff Bezos shared a note from a couple that bought 2 shares of Amazon in 1997 – and are now using the proceeds to buy a house after the company's 172,499% post-IPO run

In 1997, a couple bought two shares of a new book-selling company for their 12-year-old son. For the years following the purchase, the son wanted to cash in the stock, but the parents insisted he hold. 24 years later, that online book retailer has become one of the largest corporations in the world, …

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