Jeff & MacKenzie Bezos Divorce Finalizes, Sets Stage For $38 Billion Amazon Stake Transfer

Jeff & MacKenzie Bezos are now officially divorced after 25 years of marriage, leading to the transfer of 19.7 million shares of Amazon.com to MacKenzie Bezos.

The order formalizing the split was signed Friday by a King County, Washington judge.

According to Bloomberg, MacKenzie will be taking 4% of Amazon’s holding, which is valued at $38.3 billion.

MacKenzie Bezos becomes the 20th wealthiest billionaire on the 2019 Forbes Rich List, ahead of Telsa’s Elon Musk and Alibaba founder Jack Ma.

Jeff Bezos, who remains the founder and CEO, holds a 12% Amazon stake worth $114.8 billion, leaving him still the world’s wealthiest person.

MacKenzie Bezos earlier stated that she gave up all interests in the Washington Post and space exploration company Blue Origin. She has also signed the Giving Pledge in May, which is a promise to donate half her fortune to philanthropic causes.

The couple have two children and filed a parenting plan with the courts earlier this week.

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