Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos have finalised their divorce settlement which has paved the way for MacKenzie to get $38.3 bn.
A King County judge in Washington (Seattle) signed an order on Friday setting the stage for the transfer of 19.7 million shares of Amazon.com (4 percent holding that is valued at $38 billion) to MacKenzie.
MacKenzie, 49, has decided to donate half of her $38 billion worth alimony to investor Warren Buffett’s philanthropic campaign ‘the Giving Pledge’.
In January this year, Jeff Bezos, rated as the world’s wealthiest person, announced on Twitter that he and his wife Mackenzie Bezos were divorcing after a long separation.
“We want to make people aware of the development in our lives. As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,” said Jeff and MacKenzie in a joint statement.
“We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.”
Jeff and MacKenzie got married in 1993 and have four children while she has an 18-year-old son from a previous relationship.