Amazon owner agrees to record $35bn divorce

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Jeff Bezos, who is considered the world’s richest man, and his wife MacKenzie have agreed a record-breaking divorce settlement worth at least $35 billion.

The settlement would make MacKenzie Bezos the fourth-richest woman in the world. She ranks behind Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, Alice Walton and Jacqueline Mars.
The deal dwarfs a previous $3.8 billion record set by art dealer Alec Wilderstein and his wife Jocelyn.

Ms Bezos will retain a 4% stake in online retail giant Amazon which her husband of 25 years founded.

She will also give up her interests in the Washington Post newspaper and Bezos’ space travel firm Blue Origin.

Ms Bezos made the announcement in a tweet – her first and only one since joining the microblogging website this month – stating that she was “grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage to Jeff with support from each other”.

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




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