Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has settled the most expensive divorce in history with soon-to-be-ex-wife MacKenzie
Jeff will retain 75 percent of their stocks while MacKenzie will take 25 percent, which represents a four percent stake in the company. At current value, this means her stake is worth more than $35 (£37) billion, according to Forbes.
The settlement means Jeff will continue to be the richest person in the world, with his total worth sitting at $110 (£84) billion, compared to Bill Gates' $99.5 (£76) billion, Forbes reports.
Jeff will also be taking voting control over MacKenzie's stake in the business, as well as her stock in the Washington Post and aerospace company Blue Origin.
The pair announced the news in simultaneous tweets on Twitter.
Jeff said: "I'm so grateful to all my friends and family for reaching out with encouragement and love. It means more than you know. MacKenzie most of all.
"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.
"In all our work together, MacKenzie's abilities have been on full display. She has been an extraordinary partner, ally, and mother. She is resourceful and brilliant and loving, and as our futures unroll, I know I'll always be learning from her."
MacKenzie tweeted: "Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and with help from everyone who reached out to us in kindness, and looking forward to next phase as co-parents and friends.
"Happy to be giving him all my interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75% of our Amazon stock plus voting control of my shares to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies.
"Excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next."
It is not clear why the pair didn't split their stake in Amazon 50/50. It is also not known how they intend to split their property portfolio.
The pair got married in 1993 and have four children together. They announced they planned to divorce in January 'after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation'.
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