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Bezos Split Finalizes as $38 Billion Amazon Stake Transfer Looms

July 6, 2019, 12:08 AM

It’s official. MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos are divorced after 25 years of marriage.

A King County, Washington judge on Friday signed an order formalizing the separation. That sets the stage for the transfer of some 19.7 million shares of Amazon.com Inc. to MacKenzie’s name. The Bezoses announced the split in January.

Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos
Photographer: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

That 4% holding is valued at $38.3 billion, enough to place her 22nd on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people. Her former husband, the founder and chief executive officer of the world’s largest online retailer and web-services company, retains a 12% stake ...

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