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MacKenzie Bezos Expected to Get Billions This Week

A judge is expected to sign paperwork within the coming days
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2019 2:08 PM CDT
In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie Bezos arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – MacKenzie Bezos will assume a new title this week: world's fourth-richest woman. The Guardian reports this is the week a judge will likely sign the paperwork that will make official the transfer of 4% of Amazon shares to her as part of her divorce settlement with Jeff Bezos. Those shares are worth $38 billion, which far outpaces the previous biggest divorce settlement ever: the $2.5 billion Jocelyn Wildenstein got from her ex Alec Wildenstein two decades ago. Jeff Bezos' title will remain unchanged; he'll retain 12% of Amazon shares worth $112 billion and keep his place as the richest person on the planet, reports Bloomberg. (As for his soon-to-be-ex, she has promised to give away at least half of her money.)

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