For comparison, Bezos sold $ 2.8 billion worth of shares in 2019. Bezos previously said he sells about $ 1 billion of Amazon stock per year to fund his space exploration company. , Blue Origin.
Amazon representatives were not immediately available to comment on the latest sale.
The sales come a week after Bezos testified before the House antitrust subcommittee, which is concerned about the growing power of big tech companies, alongside Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai, CEO of parent company Google Alphabet.
Amazon last week also released its second quarter results, dashing analyst expectations after the coronavirus pandemic fueled online shopping.
Amazon shares are up 73% for the year, including a 2.1% gain on Wednesday.