Bezos to keep 75% of couple's Amazon stock after finalizing divorce

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This week it emerged that she will have a £27-billion stake in Amazon, the online giant she set up with her ex Jeff Bezos. MacKenzie also noted that she was giving Jeff "voting control" of her Amazon shares "to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies".

Also, Jeff's adviser Gavin De Becker said in a separate statement that Saudi Arabian officials, disappointed with the coverage of the tragedy surrounding Jamal Khashoggi, got "access to Bezos' phone" as retaliation. "I'm grateful for her support and for her kindness in this process".

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The divorce won't affect Jeff's monetary stature as he will still remain the world's richest man.

According to court filings, MacKenzie's shares will be registered under her name after the court's approval of the divorce, which is expected to happen in 90 days. After announcing in January that he was parting ways with his longtime wife, MacKenzie Bezos, Jeff Bezos' divorce is finally final.

This makes her the fourth richest woman in the world.

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She revealed that as part of the divorce, she has given him all of her interests in the Washington Post newspaper, which he owns.

The settlement - the largest in history - leaves Ms Bezos, a novelist, the world's third wealthiest woman behind L'Oreal heiress Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers and Walmart's Alice Walton.

Thursday's announcement also resolved questions about the future of The Washington Post, which Jeff Bezos bought for $250 million in 2013, and Blue Origin. The couple married in 1994 before Amazon was even founded and it is unknown whether they had a prenuptial agreement when they married. MacKenzie Bezos, in fact, played a key role, "handling the finances and writing the checks", negotiating early contracts, and serving as one of the company's first employees, as Wired points out.

The Enquirer published a story last month that included lurid texts between Bezos and former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez.

They didn't disclose custody terms of their children on Thursday. Bezos later accused the tabloid of attempting to blackmail him by threatening to publish more intimate photos unless he publicly said the Enquirer's reporting was not politically motivated.

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