Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Bezos finalize divorce, Jeff Bezos given 75% Amazon stock

Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos' divorce from novelist MacKenzie Bezos has been finalized, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

MacKenzie Bezos confirmed the news in a tweet. She also said she gave Jeff Bezos full voting control of her Amazon shares and 75% of their Amazon stock.

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"Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with the support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness, and looking forward to next phase as co-parents and friends," MacKenzie Bezos said in the statement. "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."

Jeff Bezos retweeted MacKenzie Bezos' tweet, and also posted a statement of his own.

TMZ reported that former couple own 400,000 acres of property, making them two of the biggest landowners in the country.

Related: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos divorcing wife MacKenzie after 25 years of marriage

The tabloid site reported Bezos has moved on, dating Lauren Sanchez, who is the estranged wife of talent mogul Patrick Whitsell, who was reportedly a close friend of Jeff Bezos. The two were reported as an item in 2018 after separating from their spouses. Whitsell and Sanchez have filed for divorce.

Credit: Michael Kovac

Credit: Michael Kovac

Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos announced the divorce in a joint statement Jan. 9.

“We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures,” the statement said. “Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.”

The former couple married before the start of Amazon. They got engaged three months after dating and married in 1993. They have four children together.

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