On Friday, some six months after the couple officially announced their divorce in January, a judge in King County, Washington, signed an order completing their separation, according to PEOPLE.
According to Bloomberg, MacKenzie, 49, will maintain a 4% share in Amazon valued at $38.3 billion, putting her in 22nd place among the world’s 500 wealthiest individuals.
PEOPLE reached out to Amazon for comment, but they did not immediately answer.
In April, the couple announced that they had reached an agreement, and MacKenzie detailed how they had split their assets.
“I’m excited to be handing him all of my interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, as well as 75 percent of my shares in the Washington Post and Blue Origin.”
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott are the parents of four children.
Despite the fact that they both attended Princeton University, the Amazon founder met author MacKenzie Scott (née Tuttle) at D.E. Shaw, an investment management business, where they both worked.
In 1993, the pair married and relocated from New York City to Seattle, Washington. In 1994, Jeff founded Amazon in his Seattle garage.
Jeff and MacKenzie have three boys and a daughter who was adopted. Preston Bezos (Jeff’s middle name is Preston), their eldest son, is a Princeton University student. In 2019, he was pictured with his father at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s American Portrait Gala.
Reason Of Divorce
A rogue CEO, a tabloid newspaper out to make the world’s richest person look bad, a callously disloyal brother, and dramatic charges of cyber espionage and international intrigue
The events surrounding Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott’s divorce in early 2019 seemed almost unreal. The National Enquirer released an explosive report outlining Bezos’ adulterous relationship with Lauren Sanchez, who was married to one of Hollywood’s most powerful executives, only one day after they announced the divorce of their 25-year marriage with a tweet. The months-long narrative enthralled the media, sparked legal battles, and cast a pall over the National Enquirer’s techniques for landing one of the most contentious scoops in its history.
The sixth episode of Foundering: The Amazon Story follows the development of Jeff Bezos’ personal life and its impact on the corporate behemoth he built. He weaved his family’s and marriage’s tale into the Amazon.com Inc. mythology. However, the scandal surrounding his new connection would unnerve staff and signal a significant shift in his management style, ultimately leading to his decision to resign as CEO.
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced a divorce settlement through Twitter in early April, in which MacKenzie will receive 25% of Jeff Bezos’ Amazon ownership. She will become one of Amazon’s four largest stockholders and is projected to be worth around $35 billion.
MacKenzie Bezos decided to give up her ownership in the Blue Origin rocket firm and The Washington Post in exchange for giving up voting control of her shares to Jeff Bezos.