Jeff Bezos and Ex-Wife MacKenzie Finalize Divorce with $38 Billion Settlement

Conservative party leadership contender Jeremy Hunt

Conservative Party leadership contender Jeremy Hunt

Before the judge of Washington County of king signed the divorce act formalizing it.

Under the agreement, MacKenzie Bezos, 49, will receive approximately 19.7 million shares, giving her a four percent stake in the company valued at Sh3.9 trillion (USD 38.3 billion), and landing her at 22nd on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the news service said.

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 will retain a 12 percent stake worth around $114.8 billion.

UK Labour and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn sent a cheeky message to United States e-commerce giant Amazon with a birthday card the company's founder, Jeff Bezos, wishing him "many happy tax returns". "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have chose to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends", said Jeff and MacKenzie in a joint statement.

Before the split, the Bezos couple was married for 25 years . He will remain the world's richest person, according to Bloomberg. She has also signed the Giving Pledge in May, which is a promise to donate half her fortune to philanthropic causes.

"My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. And I will keep at it until the safe is empty", 48-year-old MacKenzie wrote in an open letter recently.

We should mention that MacKenzei Bezos, a novelist, had tweeted in April this year saying that she had given her husband all of her interests in The Washington Post and space-exploration company Blue Origin. His net worth at that time was a whopping $112 billion.

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