Jeff Bezos to Keep 75% of Amazon Stock He Held With Ex-Wife

MacKenzie Bezos’ Amazon shares will be worth $35.6 billion

Last Updated: April 4, 2019 @ 11:29 AM

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos have finalized their divorce.

In her first tweet Thursday morning on her newly created account, MacKenzie Bezos said she was “grateful to have finished the process of dissolving” their marriage, granting Jeff Bezos all of her interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75% of the Amazon stock co-owned by the pair and voting control over the shares she’s retaining.

Per CNBC, MacKenzie Bezos’ Amazon shares will be worth $35.6 billion.

Jeff Bezos also released a statement Thursday, saying he was “grateful to all my friends 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.”

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, MacKenzie Bezos will hold shares representing about 4% of Amazon’s outstanding common stock, which would make her the third-biggest shareholder at the company and the fourth richest woman in the world according to Bloomberg. Jeff Bezos will remain the richest man in the world.

Amazon’s stock was down about half a percent Thursday afternoon following the news.

The announcement comes after intimate text messages between Jeff Bezos and his mistress, former news anchor Lauren Sanchez, were published by the National Enquirer in January. Bezos later accused the tabloid of threatening to publish more intimate photos.

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