Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO worth $137 billion, to divorce wife of 25 yearsJan 9
I wonder is she'll have to get her own prime membership now.
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- RSUs are not created out of thin air. They are created from a large pool of authorized shares that decreases slowly as there's always a large portion of cancelled RSUs.
What you're asking is for Jeff Bezos to somehow decrease his own ownership so they can increase the authorized pool and give your more shares. Basically not that different from asking your manager to give up his own shares to compensate for your perceived low compensation.
That's never gonna happen.
Amazon compensation is shitty (or particularly perceived a shitty by some people like you) for two reasons:
1) Low base salary. Blame Bezos frugality but that has nothing to do with him "hoarding" cash.
2)Super shitty vesting schedule and/or shitty grants. Then again, blames Bezos for his frugality since the authorized shares pool is large enough for you to maybe get more.
As a side note. Total shares outstanding plus outstanding stock awards were 497 million and 504 million as of December 31, 2016 and 2017. Source: Amazon's Form 10-K