The marriage of Amazon’s power couple, which has spanned the transformation of the company from online bookstore to massive e-commerce platform, is officially over.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, officially finalized their divorce Friday, Bloomberg reports. As a result, MacKenzie Bezos is set to gain millions of shares of Amazon worth an estimated $38 billion.
When the Washington judge signed court papers Friday to formally dissolve the marriage, the terms of the couple’s divorce settlement were made official. The Bezoses announced in April what their divorce agreement entailed: MacKenzie Bezos would grant the Amazon CEO all of her interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and voting control over her stake in the company. Jeff Bezos would get 75% of the Amazon stock the couple co-owned, while MacKenzie Bezos would be left with the rest… see more