Amazon founder has sold shares of the company at $1 billion


Moscow. May 5. INTERFAX.RU – CEO and founder of online store Amazon Jeff Bezos for three days, sold 1 million shares of the company in the amount of $970,74 million it reported in the report sent to the Commission on securities and exchange Commission (SEC).

Bezos regularly sells shares of Amazon. So, in 2015, he implemented two major package in may and August, will receive about $1.4 billion, However due to the increase in market value of the company this year of about a quarter of the current sale was the largest such operation to Bezos, said CNBC.

In April of this year, he stated that sells shares of the company of approximately $1 billion a year to Finance the space program. As reported by Jeff Bezos, he intends to turn his aerospace company, Blue Origin in the commercial and touristic.

Currently, Bezos owns 79.9 million shares (about 17%) Amazon. The prices of securities of Internet companies during preliminary trading Friday increased by 0.2% to $939,45. Capitalisation of Amazon is about $450 billion.

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