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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
Largest Divorce Settlement Ever Happens This Week
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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