MacKenzie Bezos, who will become one of the richest women in the world, has already promised to give at least half of her fortune to charity work.
Amazon's founding billionaire, Jeff Bezos, will surrender in the coming days a 4% stake in the online shopping giant as part of his divorce agreement with MacKenzie Bezos, Bloomberg reports.
It is hoping that a judge will sign legal documents transferring MacKenzie Bezos Amazon stocks worth 38 billion dollars in early July. This figure turns this divorce, by a large margin of difference, in the most expensive in history, Surpassing the previous record of 2,500 million dollars that Jocelyn Wildenstein obtained when he divorced Alec Wildenstein from art dealer in 1999.
MacKenzie Bezos will become, according to different estimates, the third or fourth wealthiest woman in the world, although last May she promised to give at least half of her fortune to charitable works. In a letter published on the website of The Giving Pledge (The Promise to Giving), Bezos explained that he had «a disproportionate amount of money to share. "Jeff Bezos then wrote to his Twitter account that he is proud of his ex-partner.
The richest man in the world and his wife announced in January their intention to divorce after more than 25 years of marriage to continue their "shared lives as friends."