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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge in the state of Washington approved an agreement to settle the divorce of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon from his wife McKinsey after a 25-year marriage, Bloomberg reported. Four percent of Amazon's traded shares, or 19.7 million shares, will be registered as Mackenzie Bezos, 49, after the court's approval of the divorce.

The couple announced their divorce in a joint statement on Twitter last January, which raised some concerns that the end of the case Bezos less right to vote or to sell him or his wife large amounts of shares.

Bloomberg said on Friday (July 5, 2019) that Bezos would keep a 12 percent stake of $ 114.8 billion and would remain the world's richest. McKinsey said it would give it its voting power under its equity ownership. McKinsey earned the wealth of 22nd place in the Bloomberg Index of the richest billionaires in the world, while continuing to keep the title of the richest man in the world.

According to the German magazine Spiegel on its website that McKinsey Bezos had announced in May that it will donate a large part of its wealth to charity. McKinsey joined the Jeffing Blade campaign founded by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in 2010. The participants pledged to donate at least half of their wealth to charity in their lives or after their death.

According to a message published by the campaign that McKinsey Bezos "has a very large amount of donation." McKinsey wants to allocate enough time and effort to donate until her "closet is completely empty."

Jeff and McKenzie were married in 1993 and have four children. Shortly after her marriage, Jeff founded the Amazon company in 1994. Since then the company has evolved into one of the world's largest companies.

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