Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie finalize their divorce

Jeff and Mac Kenzie Bezos

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That suggest Bezos will retain a 12% stake in Amazon, worth more than $100 billion.

Jeff Bezos, 55, will continue to exercise sole voting authority over the shares, according to the filing.

L'Oreal cosmetics heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the world's richest woman, with an estimated net worth of $53.6 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. MacKenzie also noted that she was giving Jeff "voting control" of her Amazon shares "to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies".

MacKenzie Bezos and Jeff Bezos settled their divorce on Thursday.

Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie have finalized their divorce - and she's walking away with roughly $36 billion.

The petition for divorce was filed in Washington state, a person familiar with the matter said.

Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, has reached a divorce settlement with his wife, MacKenzie, which leaves her a 4% stake in Amazon. Amazon shares dipped less than 1 per cent at 1:38 p.m.in NY. They married just six months after they began dating, Jeff Bezos has said.

He announced his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos on Twitter back in January after 25 years of marriage. She added that she was grateful to be finished with the process and that the couple would remain friends. MacKenzie most of all. The Bezos fortune is comprised of Amazon stock primarily as the couple owns about 16 percent of the outstanding common stock of the company.

"And am very much looking forward to our new relationship as friends and co-parents".

Peter Walzer, president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, said shortly after the announcement that dividing assets can prove complex when the bulk of a couple's wealth is tied up in a single company.

"They've done a lot of work behind the scenes to make their breakup as amicable as it seems", she said.

To announce she and Jeff are finally done (zos), MacKenzie boldly chose to join Twitter on Thursday for the sole goal of tweeting a statement about "dissolving" her marriage. Hours later, the National Enquirer published a story detailing Mr. Bezos' alleged affair with entertainment personality Lauren Sanchez, including the pair's racy photos and text messages.

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