Jeff Bezos sells more Amazon stock, bringing total to $6 billion this month


Billionaire Jeff Bezos has sold another $2 billion in Amazon.com Inc. shares, bringing his total in stock sales this month to about $6 billion.

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday, the Amazon
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founder and executive chairman sold about 12 million Amazon shares on Tuesday and Wednesday, at prices ranging from $166.50 to $170.92 a share.

Bezos started unloading Amazon shares on Feb. 7, as part of a pre-arranged plan to sell up to 50 million shares of Amazon by the end of January 2025.

He’s sold about 36 million shares so far — roughly 12 million in each tranche.

VerityData research vice president Ben Silverman previously noted that Bezos was likely to concentrate sales over several days rather than spreading them out over weeks or months, based on a review of his past selling activity.

Bezos still owns about $166 billion in Amazon stock, and is closing in on Tesla Inc.
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CEO Elon Musk as the world’s wealthiest individual. As of Thursday, Bezos has a fortune worth about $194 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index, second only to Musk, who’s at $214 billion.

Amazon shares have risen about 12% year to date, and are up 73% over the past year.

Emily Bary contributed to this report.



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