Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, 55, and his former partner MacKenzie Bezos, 48, announced Thursday that the couple had agreed to a divorce settlement after 25 years of marriage.
Jeff Bezos will maintain a 12 percent stake in the company he founded in 1994. He will keep the voting power. MacKenzie will assume a 4 percent share, worth roughly $36 billion, of the $890 billion company. This will make her the fourth richest woman in the world. Jeff Bezos will remain the world’s richest human. If MacKenzie Bezos sells her shares, the buyer would have to enter into an agreement with Jeff Bezos to grant him the rights to vote those shares.
It remains unclear how the couple’s other holdings, such as stakes in companies like Airbnb and Uber, will be allocated. Also undisclosed is how the couple may divide their real estate holdings, which worth tens of millions of dollars in aggregate. Jeff Bezos said on Twitter that he was "grateful for her support and for her kindness in this process." „Excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next," MacKenzie Bezos wrote on Twitter. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have four children. The Bezos' did not have a prenuptial agreement.