MacKenzie Bezos, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, made an announcement today on Twitter that their divorce has been finalized, leaving her with 35.6 billion in Amazon stock.
“Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness, and looking forward to the next phase as co-parents and friends.
Happy to be giving him all my interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75% of our Amazon stock plus voting control of my shares to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies. Excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next.”
The result of this settlement means that MacKenzie Bezos is now the fourth-richest woman in the world.
Jeff Bezos issued his own separate statement, saying, “I’m grateful for her support and for her kindness in this process and am very much looking forward to our new relationship as friends and co-parents.”