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Jeff Bezos sells Amazon stock for $2 billion

Jessie Ramsdale
12. 2. 2024
2 min read

Jeff Bezos, once again, is in the spotlight, but this time not because of his visionary projects, but because of his financial strategy. Recent announcements show that Bezos has sold nearly 12 million shares of Amazon stock worth $2 billion. What is behind this decision and how will it affect the future of this company?

Bezos, the founder of Amazon, recently filed a statement with federal regulators announcing the sale of a massive amount of stock. These decisions were not spontaneous, as they suggest, but carefully thought out. The sale of 12 million shares took place on February 7 and 8.

Some analysts have speculated that Bezos's stock sale may be linked to his other projects outside of Amazonsuch as his efforts with therocket company Blue Origin and his philanthropic activities. Stepping down as CEO of Amazon in 2021 was seen as a move to more personal projects, and this recent stock sale may be the next step in that strategy.

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$174.99 $0.41 +0.23%
Target Price
168.74 (-3.57% Downside)

Jeff Bezos also recently announced his intention to to sell up to 50 million shares of the company during this year and next. The move is part of his financial strategy, which has just begun with the sale of nearly 12 million shares.

The decision comes at a time when$AMZN+0.0%stock is seeing gains after the company reported better-than-expected revenue, and their cloud business signaled early gains from AI-powered features.

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+113.82%
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In light of these events, it's clear that Bezos' strategy and decisions have major impact on the business world and technology. His sale of Amazon shares is just one of of many stepsthat will have long-term consequences for one of the world's most important technology companies.

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