Amazon's Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie finalize divorce

Amazon's Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie finalize divorce

In her statement, MacKenzie Bezos says that she's granting Jeff Bezos all of her interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75% of the Amazon stock co-owned by the pair and voting control over the shares she's retaining.

When the divorce is complete, which is expected to happen in about 90 days, MacKenzie Bezos will have a 4% stake in Amazon.

Jeff's 12 percent stake is now worth around $100billion which allows him to retain his title as the richest man in the world because he still has $4billion more than Bill Gates.

"Happy to be giving him all of my interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75 percent of our Amazon stock", MacKenzie Bezos said in the tweet.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has retained a tight grip on Amazon following a divorce deal with his wife of 25 years that makes her one of the richest people on the planet.

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"I'm so grateful to all my friends and family for reaching out with encouragement and love". MacKenzie most of all...

Mackenzies Bezos will hold 19.7 million shares with Jeff holding 59.1 million. In all our work together, MacKenzie's abilities have been on full display.

Excited about my own plans.

There was no mention of how they will divide their sprawling property portfolio or other investments but both said they were "grateful" to the other for finishing the process nor was there an explanation as to why they did not divide them equally. They are the parents of four children: three sons, and a daughter adopted from China.

Amazon is now vast online retail business which past year generated sales of $232.8bn and has helped Mr Bezos and his family amass a $131bn fortune, according to Forbes magazine.

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