Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, has reached a divorce settlement with his wife, MacKenzie, which leaves her a 4% stake in Amazon.
Jeff Bezos, 55, will keep 75 percent of their Amazon stocks, leaving MacKenzie, 48, with just a quarter which represents a four percent stake in the company worth around $32billion at current value.
According to Daily Mail, Jeff’s 12 percent stake is now worth around $100billion which allows him to retain his title as the richest man in the world because he still has $4billion more than Bill Gates. He will also take voting control of her remaining quarter and has been given her stock in The Washington Post and Blue Origin.
The pair announced the details in tweets on Thursday afternoon. But there was no mention of how they will divide their sprawling property portfolio or other investments and why they did not divide them equally.
The settlement would make her the fourth-richest woman in the world. She ranks behind Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, Alice Walton and Jacqueline Mars, according to Bloomberg.
The couple had been together since before Mr Bezos set up Amazon in 1994, with Ms Bezos employed as one of the firm’s first members of staff.
Amazon is now vast online retail business which last year generated sales of $232.8bn and has helped Mr Bezos and his family amass a $131bn fortune, according to Forbes magazine.