Jeff Bezos to keep 75% of couple’s Amazon batch after finalizing divorce

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Jeff Bezos, owner and CEO, and his mother Mackenzie Bezos arrives for a Allen  Co., arrives to a Allen  Co. annual discussion  Jul 12, 2013 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

MacKenzie Bezos announced on Twitter on Thursday that she and Jeff Bezos have finished a routine of dissolving their marriage, withdrawal her with $35.6 billion in Amazon stock.

MacKenzie Bezos pronounced she was “happy” to be giving her ex-husband 75 percent of their batch in Amazon along with voting control of her shares. She also relinquished to him all of her interests in The Washington Post and a Blue Origin aerospace company.

The allotment would make her a fourth-richest lady in a world. She ranks behind Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, Alice Walton and Jacqueline Mars, according to Bloomberg.

According to a filing with a Securities and Exchange Commission, MacKenzie Bezos will keep shares representing about 4 percent of Amazon’s superb common stock, creation her a third-biggest shareholder during a company, behind her ex-husband and Vanguard. He stays a richest chairman in a world, even after losing $35.6 billion in Amazon stock.

Amazon’s batch was down about 0.4% Thursday afternoon following a news.

In a apart statement, Jeff Bezos common his thankfulness to his ex-wife.

“I’m beholden for her support and for her affability in this routine and am really many looking brazen to a new attribute as friends and co-parents,” Bezos said.

The proclamation clears adult some concerns investors had in a days after a integrate announced their skeleton to get a divorce about who would have voting energy during Amazon. The Bezoses’ separate represented a singular situation, according to divorce law experts, given a dual were together before Amazon started and before possibly of them owned such a immeasurable volume of money.

While other founders and CEOs have gotten divorces, many had met their spouses after appropriation their wealth. MacKenzie Bezos, on a other hand, reportedly played a poignant purpose laying Amazon’s roots. In an oft-cited start story, MacKenzie gathering a span from New York to Seattle while Jeff wrote Amazon’s business plan. MacKenzie eventually negotiated Amazon’s initial burden contracts, according to Wired.

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