SEATTLE / LONDON – It's official. MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos are divorced after 25 years of marriage.
On Friday, a judge in King County, Washington signed an order that formalized the separation. It sets the stage for the transfer of around 19.7 million shares of Amazon.com Inc. to MacKenzie's name. The Bezos announced the split in January.
That 4 percent holding is valued at $ 38.3 billion, enough to place her 22 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world's 500 richest people. Her former husband, founder and CEO of the world's largest online retailer and web services provider retains a 12 percent stake of $ 1
The court papers formalize the divorce revealed little else about the conditions of the separation. The couple filed a parenting plan for their children earlier this week. MacKenzie Bezos, a 49-year-old novelist, said in an April tweet that she gave Jeff Bezos, 55, all of her interests in the Washington Post and Space Exploration firm Blue Origin.
She also signed Giving Pledge in May, promising to donate more than half of her fortune to philanthropy.