Jeff Bezos remains richest man after finalizing expensive divorce

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PHOENIX, Ariz. (KASW) — Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, 55, and now ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, 48, finalized their divorce after 25 years of marriage. Mackenzie Bezos is considered the fourth-richest woman in the world after receiving 25% of Amazon’s stock, leaving her with more than $35 billion.

However, Jeff Bezos will keep 75% of the couple’s Amazon stock and voting control of his ex-wife’s shares. 

This information was shared on Twitter by the couple themselves. MacKenzie shared in her first tweet:

While Jeff tweeted:

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Jeff Bezo’s net worth has gone down to $114 billion from $150 billion. This still leaving Jeff as the richest person in the world and MacKenzie as the 26th.

And yes, this is the most expensive divorce in history. That record was previously held 20 years ago by Jocelyn Wildenstein, 78, a New York socialite, and Alec Wildenstein, 67, an art dealer. According to Reuters, Jocelyn was given $2.5 billion and an annual $100 million for 13 years

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos first announced their separation in January 2019. They share four children.

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