MacKenzie Bezos, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced Thursday they had finalized their divorce, and that she would surrender 75 per cent of the couple’s shares in the tech giant.
MacKenzie Bezos also said she would give all of her stake in The Washington Post and the space exploration firm Blue Origin to her ex-husband — the world’s richest man — as well as voting control of her remaining Amazon shares.
In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Amazon said MacKenzie Bezos now controls four per cent of the company’s outstanding common stock.
At Amazon’s current share price of $1,812 a share that would be worth some $35.6 billion.
“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,” MacKenzie Bezos wrote on Twitter.