Reported first by Page Six and Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos and his estranged wife, MacKenzie, just hammered out the final details of their divorce, in which it has been reported that MacKenzie will walk away with a whopping $38,000,000,000.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos to pay out $38B to MacKenzie Bezos as their divorce settlement is finalized; Nike pulls a new sneaker design that featured an image of the Betsy Ross flag on the heel. The order formalizing the split was signed Friday by a King County, Washington judge. As a part of the agreement, MacKenzie Bezos will be getting approximately 19.7 million Amazon.com shares, that will give her a 4% stake in the company that is now valued at $38 billion (approximately Rs 2,62,163 crores).
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MacKenzie Bezos earlier stated that she gave up all interests in the Washington Post and space exploration company Blue Origin. As a result, MacKenzie Bezos is set to gain millions of shares of Amazon worth an estimated $38 billion. They have four kids.
The two announced their divorce in January through a joint statement after 25 years of marriage and four children together.
"I'm grateful for [MacKenzie's] support and for her kindness in this process and am very much looking forward to our new relationship as friends and co-parents", Bezos, 55, added in his own tweet.