While global e-commerce and cloud computing giant Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) stands at just about 60% of the size of Silicon Valley tech leader Apple Inc. (AAPL), one industry expert expects it to win the race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company.

Scott Galloway, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and the author of a recently published book titled “The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google,” suggests that as the four major tech behemoths head off against each other in key markets, Amazon stock “will be anti-gravity.” (See also: Amazon Gets Its Most Bullish Call Yet—a $1,400 PT.)

'Cheapest Capital in the History’

“If you look at where Amazon is [butting] heads against the other three, it’s winning everywhere it touches them,” said Galloway in an interview with The Street. Seattle-based retail industry disruptor Amazon currently has a market capitalization of about $475 billion, versus Apple’s $805 billion.

The professor suggests that Amazon “has replaced profits with vision and growth … As a result, they arguably have access to the cheapest capital in the history of modern business.”

Galloway highlighted Amazon’s recent $13.7 billion buyout of organic grocer Whole Foods Market Inc. as the greatest corporate acquisition over the past two decades in the retail space. As Amazon continues to push aggressively into different segments of the traditional retail space and gain a larger physical presence in order to boost sales of its online merchandise, the author foresees the company making a bid for struggling department store chain Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) next. Galloway also notes an acquisition of a broadcast network such as AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) as a likely scenario for Amazon. (See also: Amazon Will Be Top Retailer, Tech Co. by 2025: MKM.)

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