Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos finalized their divorce Friday to the tune of a $38 billion (S$51.7 billion) settlement, Bloomberg Information reported.
Beneath the settlement, MacKenzie Bezos, 49, will obtain roughly 19.7 million Amazon.com shares, giving her a 4 per cent stake within the firm valued at $38.three billion, and touchdown her at 22nd on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the information service stated.
A decide in Washington state’s King County finalized the divorce. Jeff Bezos, 55, will retain a 12 per cent stake and stay the world’s richest man.
MacKenzie Bezos, a novelist, has stated she would give all of her stake in The Washington Put up and the house exploration agency Blue Origin to her husband in addition to voting management of her remaining Amazon inventory.
She has additionally promised to donate half her fortune to charity, becoming a member of the ranks of the world’s ultra-wealthy philanthropists as a signatory of the Giving Pledge.
The non-public lifetime of Jeff Bezos was thrust into the highlight with the announcement in January that he and his spouse have been divorcing after 25 years of marriage and the revelation by the Nationwide Enquirer that he had been having an affair with a former information anchor, Lauren Sanchez.
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos married in 1993 and have 4 youngsters. Jeff Bezos based Amazon of their Seattle storage in 1994 and turned it right into a colossus that dominates on-line retail.
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