Mackenzie Bezos, wife of Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos to get $38bn as a divorce settlement

The divorce between Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos and wife, Mackenzie have been finalised Friday, with former Mrs. Bezos going away with $38 billion in settlement.

Mackenzie Bezos, 49, will receive approximately 19.7 million Amazon.com shares giving her 4% stake in the company which is valued at $38.3 billion according to the divorce agreement.

Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos

Jeff Bezos, 55, will retain 12% stake and still remains the world’s richest man.

Mackenzie Bezos has said she will donate half of her fortune to charity and will give all of her stakes at Washington Post and the space exploration firm, Blue Origin to her husband as well as voting control of her remaining Amazon stock.

The 25-year-old marriage came to an end in January when it was revealed that Jeff has been having an affair with former news anchor, Lauren Sanchez.

The couple got married in 1993 ahead of Amazon founding in their Seattle garage in 1994. They have four children.

This new wealth will place Mackenzie Bezos, a novelist at 22nd on the Bloomberg Billionaires index.

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