Home Estate Planning Jeff Bezos sells roughly $2bn of Amazon shares

Jeff Bezos sells roughly $2bn of Amazon shares

0 comment

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has sold around 12m shares of the online retail and cloud services firm for roughly $2bn (£1.6bn), according to a company filing late Friday, soon after laying out a plan to sell his shares over the next year.

The sale took place on Wednesday and Thursday, the filings showed.

Last week, Amazon said that Bezos would sell up to 50m shares in the firm.

The sale plan, which is subject to certain conditions, was adopted on Nov. 8, 2023, and would be completed by Jan 31, 2025, according to the company’s latest annual report.

Bezos, who stepped down as the company’s chief executive and took over as executive chairman in 2021, founded Amazon as a bookseller in 1994.

He is currently the world’s second richest person with a net worth of $200bn, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Reuters – by Baranjot Kaur

You may also like

Leave a Comment

Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?