Bezos sells $2 billion in Amazon stock, previously pledged to donate to climate change
On November 4, Beijing time, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos) has sold approximately $2 billion in Amazon stock.Earlier this week, he pledged at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 to donate US$2 billion through his Bezos Earth Fund to help restore the natural landscape and improve the food supply system.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents show that Bezos sold 608,450 Amazon shares in accordance with a pre-arranged trading plan, which increased his cumulative sales this year to approximately US$8.6 billion.
Bloomberg Billionaires Index shows that Bezos holds about 10% of Amazon shares and has a net worth of US$196 billion, making him the second-richest person in the world. He often funded his private aerospace company Blue Origin by selling stocks, and promised to invest $10 billion in his Bezos Earth Fund to help deal with the effects of climate change.