Amazon CEO: Jeff Bezos sold the shares in the amount of 3.1 billion dollars

Jeff Bezos is by far the richest person in the world. The Chairman of the Board of the Online retailer Amazon.com according to the "Bloomberg Billionaires Inde

Amazon CEO: Jeff Bezos sold the shares in the amount of 3.1 billion dollars

Jeff Bezos is by far the richest person in the world. The Chairman of the Board of the Online retailer Amazon.com according to the "Bloomberg Billionaires Index" assets of 190 billion dollars. In second place is Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates with $ 120 billion. In the process, Bezos has a very expensive divorce. His former wife MacKenzie Scott got in the past year, a quarter of Amazon shares, which the Couple previously shared. She is now on the rich list, with 61.6 billion dollars on rank 13.

Roland Lindner

economic correspondent in New York.

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added Together, the former couple comes to more than 250 billion dollars, almost twice as much as Bill Gates. That the distance has become so great, due to the good development of the Amazon-share, whose price has risen since the beginning of the year, more than 70 percent. Amazon has proved to be a winner in the Corona-crisis, and reported in the past week, a record result.

made Sold shares of the $ 3.1 billion value

Now Jeff Bezos has for the second Time this year a larger stock of money. He sold a Million shares, which earned him more than $ 3.1 billion. In February, he has repelled once of shares for $ 4.1 billion. As stated in communications to the SEC, were the two transactions are part of an existing Plan for share sales. Its share of the Amazon does not shrink too much, he still holds more than 54 million shares.

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There are some suggestions of what to make Bezos with the money. He once said he would sell every year, Amazon shares to a value of a billion dollars in order to Finance the space travel company Blue Origin, his second project in addition to the Online retailer. He has also announced this year its largest charitable Initiative.

He has founded the "Bezos Earth Fund" and said that he wanted to equip him with 10 billion dollars. With the organization he wants to help in the fight against climate change. Also MacKenzie Scott uses her wealth to do Good. It has connected in the past year, the "Giving Pledge", an Initiative of Bill Gates, which is associated with the promise of more than half of the assets for charitable purposes. In the last week, she said she had so far donated $ 1.7 billion. The money flowed to more than 100 different organizations.

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 14:20

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