NEW YORK — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos have completed their divorce and are divvying up their stake in Amazon, leaving both with a piece of the online shopping giant worth billions.
In government filings late Wednesday, Amazon disclosed that Jeff Bezos’ stake in the company was cut to about 12% from 16% after completing his divorce and selling nearly $2 billion worth of stock. His current stake is worth nearly $110 billion. He remains the company’s largest shareholder.
MacKenzie Bezos now has a 4% stake in Amazon worth more than $37 billion. She announced in May that she planned to give away at least half her fortune to charity.
Amazon.com Inc. did not respond to a request for comment.
The divorce ends a 25-year marriage that played a pivotal role in the start of the e-commerce company.
Shortly after they married in 1993, Jeff Bezos quit his job at a hedge fund in New York and the two of them took a road trip to Seattle. With his wife at the wheel, Jeff Bezos wrote a business plan for an online book store. By July 1995, Amazon was operating out of a garage.