Bezos had previously said he plans to sell stock worth about USD 1 bn each year to fund his rocket company, Blue Origin.
Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos offloaded USD 990 million worth of shares in the company last Thursday and Friday, taking the total value of shares sold last week to USD 2.8 billion.
In the last three days of July, Bezos has sold stock worth about USD 1.8 billion, regulatory filings here with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed.
Amazon declined to comment on Bezos’ stock sale.
The move comes as part of a previously announced 10b5-1 trading plan. Bezos had previously said he plans to sell stock worth about USD 1 billion each year to fund his rocket company, Blue Origin.
Bezos’ former wife, Mackenzie Bezos, who currently owns Amazon stake worth more than USD 37 billion, is now the online retailer’s second largest individual shareholder.