Jeff Bezos Keeps 75% of Amazon Stock After Divorce

Jeff BezosUpdated: 5:20 PM ET, Thu 4/4/19

MacKenzie Bezos took to Twitter Thursday to announce that she and Jeff Bezos have completed the process of their divorce, leaving her with a whopping $35.6 billion in Amazon stock.

MacKenzie Bezos claimed that she was “happy” to be giving up 75 percent of their stock in Amazon to her ex-husband, along with voting control of her shares. She also surrendered all of her interests in The Washington Post and the Blue Origin aerospace company to him.

The settlement would make her the fourth-richest woman in the world, ranking her behind Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, Alice Walton and Jacqueline Mars, according to Bloomberg.

According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, MacKenzie Bezos will being retaining shares comprising of about 4 percent of Amazon’s outstanding common stock, thus, making her the third-biggest shareholder at the company, behind her ex-husband and Vanguard. He will remain the wealthiest person in the world, even after the loss $35.6 billion in Amazon stock.

Amazon’s stock was down around 0.4% Thursday afternoon following the news of the divorce.

In a separate statement, Jeff Bezos shared his gratitude to his ex-wife.

“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,” Bezos said.