Jeff Bezos just sold nearly $ 2.5 billion in Amazon stock – fr

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Jeff Bezos just sold nearly $ 2.5 billion in Amazon stock – fr


Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos this week sold nearly $ 2.5 billion in shares in his company.

According to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, Bezos sold nearly 740,000 shares on Monday and Tuesday for about $ 2.48 billion. The sales of shares were pre-arranged as part of a 10b5-1 business plan, according to the filings.

Bezos is the richest individual in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with a net worth of around $ 191 billion. Last year, Bezos sold more than $ 9 billion in Amazon stock, and he previously said about $ 1 billion goes to his rocket start-up, Blue Origin, each year.

Last week, Amazon said it tripled its profits in the first quarter compared to a year ago and expected sales of over $ 110 billion in the second quarter. This should be the last full quarter with Bezos as CEO; earlier this year, Bezos announced he would step down in the third quarter to become executive chairman of Amazon.

Amazon shares AMZN,
-1,25%
have slipped more than 5% over the past week and are stable for the year, although they are up 39% from last year, compared to the S&P 500’s SPX,
+ 0,07%
46% gain over the past 52 weeks.

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