Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man officiated their divorce with his wife, Mackenzie Bezos. The split has been dubbed the world’s most expensive, with a reported cost of $35 billion (Sh3.5 trillion). They were married for 25 years.
MacKenzie said in a statement: “Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness, and looking forward to next phase as co-parents and friends.
Happy to be giving him all of my interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75% of our Amazon stock plus voting control of my shares to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies. Excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next.”
The couple announced their split in January, amid reports he’d been growing close to news anchor Lauren Sanchez. It was claimed the 54-year-old billionaire was dating the anchor, whose 12-year marriage to top Hollywood agent Patrick Whitesell ended last autumn. They were spotted looking cosy together at a Golden Globes after party.