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The $38 billion divorce: Jeff Bezos, wife MacKenzie are about to split

It will be the 'Godzilla of all divorces', says lawyer as terms of one of the biggest wealth transfers are revealed.

MacKenzie Bezos started writing seriously at age six

MacKenzie Bezos will get $38 billion stake in Inc. as part of her separation from company founder Jeff Bezos.

Tom Metcalf | Bloomberg
One of the biggest wealth transfers in history is expected in coming days.

With the flick of a judge’s pen, a $38 billion stake in Inc. will pass to MacKenzie Bezos as part of her separation from company founder Jeff Bezos.

“This is the Godzilla of all divorces,” said Peter Walzer, president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and founding partner of Walzer Melcher. “Nothing comes close to it because of the amount of wealth that’s being divided.”

A regulatory disclosure detailing the shift in ownership is expected in early July, according to an April filing. It will provide a rare
Topics : Jeff Bezos

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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 5:25 PM IST

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