Earlier this year, he sold two million shares, worth $4.1 billion, as part of a pre arranged trading plan.
Bezos still holds more than 54 million shares (more than 10%) of Amazon and has a personal wealth of $189.8 billion, making him the richest man in the world, according to the index of the world's richest people. His net worth soared $74.9 billion this year, and Amazon's share price rose 73%.
By contrast, Bezos sold $2.8 billion worth of shares in 2019. He had previously said he would sell about $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund his space exploration company Blue origin.
Despite the worst downturn since the great depression, the Amazon founder's wealth has grown at an incredible rate this year. The online retail giant benefited from the new crown epidemic, more people were forced to stay at home and demand increased.
The astonishing wealth of Bezos and other tech tycoons has recently brought more and more attention to large technology companies. Bezos worked with Facebook last monthAppleAnd Google's chief executive attended congressional hearings to defend their power and influence.