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Jeff Bezos sells $1 bn in company stock

Bezos still owns 79.9 mn shares, or about 17% of the company, down from 83 mn shares at end of 2015

Jeff Bezos

Bloomberg Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos sold about $1 billion in company stock as part of a planned divestiture, a month after the world’s second-richest man said he spends about that amount annually on his space exploration company Blue Origin LLC. Bezos sold 1 million shares from Tuesday to Thursday ranging in price from about $935 to $950 per share, according to a regulatory filing on Thursday. He still owns 79.9 million shares, or about 17 per cent of the company, down from 83 million shares at the end of 2015. Bezos has been selling Amazon stock to invest in Blue Origin, ...

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First Published: Sat, May 06 2017. 00:48 IST