Founder Jeff Bezos is divesting Amazon (AMZN) shares, a departure norm. Despite wealth, traditional diversification may not apply.

Bezos' Move

Bezos' Move

Gifting Gesture

Gifting Gesture

Bezos gifted 1.7M shares ($240M value), trimming his stake to 989M shares ($140B). He remains Amazon's largest individual shareholder, holding nearly 10%.

Institutional Players

Institutional Players

Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street, alongside Fidelity and T. Rowe Price, own almost 20% of Amazon stock, after Bezos.

Individual Stakeholders

Individual Stakeholders

Ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos holds nearly 3%, while CEO Jassy owns 0.02% of Amazon stock.

Insider Movements

Insider Movements

Executives, including Jassy, are selling in 2023. Bezos, focused on charity, hasn't sold since Nov '21.

Historical Peek

Bezos peaked with 2.3B shares in 2000; Amazon soared 3,800% since, outpacing S&P 500.

Founder Comparisons

Founder Comparisons

Bill Gates reduced Microsoft stake; Gates is major holder, emphasizing founder shifts.

Buffett's Unconventional View

Buffett's Unconventional View

Buffett's 'all-in-one-basket' idea requires market understanding, defying diversification norms.

Stock Performance

Stock Performance

Amazon hits 52-week high; S&P 500 down 0.1%, Nasdaq flat.