Jeff Bezos, the American billionaire and founder of Amazon, recently sold more than $2 billion worth of shares in the company. This was the first time he had sold Amazon shares since 2021, and he did so over a period of two days, totaling twelve million shares. According to a report to the American stock exchange regulator SEC, this marked a significant move by Bezos.
In early February, Amazon announced that Bezos plans to sell up to 50 million shares this year, which have a total value of more than $8 billion. This news has sparked speculation that Bezos may be interested in capitalizing on a recent rise in Amazon’s share price, which has brought him closer to the title of the richest person on earth. In the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Bezos currently holds the second position after Elon Musk, with an estimated fortune of $200 billion. However, with his net worth estimated at $209 billion, Bezos is not far behind.
It is unclear what factors are driving Bezos’ decision to sell Amazon shares at this time. Some analysts suggest that he may be looking to diversify his investments or free up cash for other projects. Others believe that he may be interested in using the proceeds from the sale to fund new ventures or acquisitions. Whatever the reason may be, one thing is clear: Bezos’ actions are closely watched by investors and market analysts alike.