Amazon’s Jeff Bezos finalizes divorce with wife MacKenzie

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos finalizes divorce with wife MacKenzie

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos finalizes divorce with wife MacKenzie

The divorce settlement makes MacKenzie the third-largest shareholder of Amazon, behind Jeff Bezos and investment firm Vanguard.

The announcement from the Bezoses - coming in a tweet from MacKenzie that was retweeted by Jeff - settled a closely watched matter of corporate governance affecting one of the world's richest companies, with a market capitalization of $890 billion.

MacKenzie said that she will also give up her interests in the Washington Post, a frequent target of criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump that Jeff Bezos bought in 2013, and the rocket company Blue Origin he founded in 2000.

He will retain voting power over all of the Amazon voting shares the couple once owned together.

But their settlement means Mr Bezos will retain company control of Amazon.

This story will be updated.

She revealed that as part of the divorce, she has given him all of her interests in the Washington Post newspaper, which he owns. "MacKenzie most of all", Bezos tweeted.

The couple each released statements on Twitter on Thursday announcing that they have "finished the process of dissolving" their marriage. "Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next".

Many had anxious about what this divorce would mean for the future of Amazon.

The couple in January announced their split in January after 25 years of marriage. If she sells any of her shares, Jeff Bezos will continue to maintain voting control of those shares, the filing said.

Alexa? Play a supercut of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos' relationship, please, because those two are officially divorced. They are the parents of four children: three sons, and a daughter adopted from China.

MacKenzie Bezos would likely rank around number 24 on Bloomberg's list, making her the fourth-richest woman in the world.

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