Divorce leaves MacKenzie Bezos as world’s third-richest woman

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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has finalised his divorce, leaving his wife MacKenzie with more than $35bn (£26bn).

The couple ended a 25-year marriage which saw them through the beginnings of online retail giant Amazon as an online bookseller in 1994.

She will have a 4% stake in Amazon and he will have 12%, meaning he remains the largest shareholder as well as gaining voting control of his former wife’s shares.

The Amazon shares will make her the world’s third-richest woman while Mr Bezos, 55, will remain the world’s richest person, according to Forbes.

She said on Twitter that she was “excited” about her future plans but did not say what they were, adding that she was “grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next”.

Mr Bezos said on Thursday: “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.”

The couple have four children.

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