Jeff Bezos' Ex-Wife MacKenzie Receives $36 Billion in Divorce Settlement

Set to own 4 percent of Amazon, MacKenzie will become the fourth richest woman in the world, just behind Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, Alice Walton and Jacqueline Badger Mars.

AceShowbiz - Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie have finalized their divorce after announcing their split earlier this year. In a tweet announcing the divorce settlement, MacKenzie reveals that Jeff will keep 75 percent of their Amazon stock and all of their ownership of The Washington Post and the Blue Origin space company. Additionally, he will have "sole voting authority" over her Amazon shares.

"Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness, and looking forward to next phase as co-parents and friends," she says in the tweet. "Excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next."

While it's not mentioned in the tweet, MacKenzie will own roughly 4 percent of Amazon, a stake that was worth almost $36 billion on Thursday. That means, she will be the fourth richest man in the world, just behind L'Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers ($54 billion), Alice Walton ($44 billion) and Jacqueline Badger Mars ($37 billion).

Jeff also announces updates on their divorce on his own Twitter account, writing, "I'm so grateful to all my friend and family for reaching out with encouragement and love. It means more than you know. MacKenzie most of all. I'm grateful for her support and for her kindness in this process and am very much looking forward to our new relationship as friends and co-parents."

He continues, "In all our work together, MacKenzie's abilities have been on full display. She has been an extraordinary partner, ally and mother. She is resourceful and brilliant and loving, and as our futures unroll, I know I'll always be learning from her."

Jeff and MacKenzie, who tied the knot in 1993, revealed that they had split back in January.

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