Following the well-publicized divorce between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, the couple has reportedly reached a settlement that has broken all previous records.
Within their agreement, MacKenzie Bezos will retain approximately 4 percent of Amazon’s outstanding common stock, which is reportedly worth around $35.6 billion and will make her the third-biggest shareholder at the company. Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos will remain the world’s wealthiest person with a net worth above $110 billion, as MacKenzie has agreed to give him all of her interests in the Washington Post and his space exploration company, Blue Origin, in addition to 75 percent of their Amazon stock and voting control of her shares.
MacKenzie Bezos said in a statement,
“Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness”
According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, they should expect an official divorce decree to be issued in early July.
MacKenzie Bezos to keep 25 percent of couple's Amazon stock after finalizing divorce https://t.co/Tmn03xKwcI
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