Jeff Bezos sells about $2 billion worth of shares of the online distribution giant

Jeff Bezos stocks. The founder of Amazon sold approximately $2 billion worth of shares in the online distribution giant, according to a stock market document sent Friday.

The business leader sold some 12 million Amazon shares on Wednesday and Thursday, at a price ranging between $168 and $171 per share, according to this document sent to the American stock market regulatory authorities.

Third world fortune

A previous stock market document, published on Wednesday, reported Jeff Bezos’ intention to sell, next July, 50 million shares of the group he founded thirty years ago, and of which he is today president.

The fortune of the founder of Amazon is estimated by Forbes at 195.5 billion dollars, making him the 3rd richest man on the planet, behind the French Bernard Arnault, CEO of the LVMH group, and Elon Musk, boss of Tesla, Twitter and SpaceX.

Amazon released its financial results on February 1, which far exceeded expectations. The group achieved a turnover of 170 billion dollars, an increase of 14% over one year, and a net profit of 10.6 billion, driven by faster deliveries and a particularly successful holiday season. The stock jumped more than 13% the next day on the New York Stock Exchange.

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