The world’s richest man and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, was finalised by a Seattle-area judge on Friday.
MacKenzie Bezos, ex wife is officially the 22nd richest person in the world thanks to her huge divorce settlement.
He retains a 12% stake worth $114.8 billion and remains the world’s richest person man
MacKenzie Bezos has said she would give him voting control of her shares. MacKenzie in May pledged to give half her fortune to charity to join the “Giving Pledge,” a campaign announced by billionaire Warren Buffett and Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates in 2010.
Under the agreement, MacKenzie Bezos, 49, will receive approximately 19.7 million Amazon.com shares, giving her a four percent stake in the company valued at $38.3 billion while Jeff Bezos, 55, will retain a 12 percent stake and remain the world’s richest man.
In April, Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, said in a filing that 4% of its outstanding stock or 19.7 million shares would be registered in MacKenzie Bezos’ name after court approval of the divorce
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos married in 1993 and have four children while she has an 18-year-old son from a previous relationship.