Amazon founder and World’s richest man, Jeff Bezos finalized the biggest divorce settlement in history with his Wife. MacKenzie has now $36 billion in shares and leaves Jeff with 75 percent of their stock in the tech giant Amazon.
She sought voting control of her remaining stock in Amazon. She said that she will give all of her stake in The Washington Post and Blue Origin, the space exploration firm.
The couple Jeff(55) and Mackenzie(48) got married in 1993 and they have four children. Jeff founded Amazon in their Seattle garage in 1994 and turned it into a colossal empire which dominates online retail.
Mackenzie Becomes the third Wealthiest Woman
MacKenzie Bezos will have control on four percent of Amazon’s outstanding common stock. Amazon has a market capitalization of some $890 billion. This statement was released with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. At Amazon’s current share price this share will be worth some $35.6 billion.
In a data presented in the Forbes magazine, this settlement will make MacKenzie the third wealthiest woman in the world. She is ranked after L’Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers and Walmart’s Alice Walton.
Jeff Bezos owns 12 percent of Amazon and remains the world’s richest man and the largest shareholder in the company. He has an estimated fortune of $110 billion is as he ranked before Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett.
Jeff and MacKenzie announced their separation in January. They posted Twitter messages on Thursday revealing the divorce settlement.
MacKenzie Bezos wrote.“Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff and support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness. Happy to be giving him all of my interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75% of our Amazon stock plus voting control of my shares to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies.”
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