Jeff Bezos to give ex-wife $35 billion after divorce is finalised

Jeff Bezos to give ex-wife $35 billion after divorce is finalised

The world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, and his wife MacKenzie have reportedly settled on a record-breaking divorce settlement of at least $35bn after their divorce is finalised.

Amazon founder and world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, is now ready to give departing wife MacKenzie over $35 billion as alimony after their divorce is made final.

The specific amount of $35.6 billion or about GHC 180 billion is representative of 4% of the total value of Amazon.

Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, a year after the couple married, and MacKenzie was one of its first employees.

Under US law, since the wealth was accumulated after MacKenzie and Jeff were married, the reasoning is that she contributed her quota to his present worth.

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Both parties tweeted positive comments about the other in the wake of the announced settlement.

The two did not provide any further financial details about the settlement.

MacKenzie's newfound wealth will make her the world’s third-richest woman while Jeff will remain the world’s richest person, according to Forbes.

Prior to the settlement, Jeff Bezos held a 16.3% stake in Amazon. He will retain 75% of that holding but MaKenzie has transferred all of her voting rights to her former husband.

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Jeff Bezos, 55, and MacKenzie, 48, a novelist, married in 1993 and have four children. Their split was reportedly caused by extramarital affairs on the part of Jeff.

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