You must be aware that the Amazon CEO and co-founder Jeff Bezos is the richest person on planet earth right now. However, this is despite the fact that both he and his wife parted ways last year and they had a divorce after so many years of their marriage.
Now, we don’t know the reason behind this divorce but it is known that they both had a mutual agreement over the decision. While there are reports that this divorce was caused by Jeff Bezos’ extra-marital affairs with his now girlfriend Sanchez, we don’t know how true these reports are.
However, this divorce also cost Jeff Bezos dearly as he had to give his ex-wife 19.7 million shares of Amazon as per agreement which are worth billions according to his company’s current valuation. Now, we have been told that Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos has sold her shares of Amazon worth $400 million as per an SEC filing obtained by CNBC. However, the interesting part about this selling is that they are just 200,000 shares of Amazon which are worth millions. Amazon CEO’s ex-wife still holds about 19.5 million shares in Amazon.
On the other hand, it must be said that MacKenzie Bezos has come out clean on her wealth as she has already pledged to donate most of her wealth to charities. Following her divorce, MacKenzie Bezos also became the wealthiest women due to the Amazon shares. Talking about donating to the charity, MacKenzie Bezos signed a Giving pledge which has been started by other billionaires namely Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet.
While we are expecting Jeff Bezos to also sign the pledge, he has not announced anything on this front as of yet. He has, however, applauded the decision of her former wife for signing the pledge and giving back to charity causes.