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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc ( AMZN.O ) The divorce of founder Jeff Bezos from his 25-year-old wife MacKenzie Bezos was won by a judge in Seattle area at 23 Bloomberg She said that on Friday she paved the way for $ 38.3 billion worth of Amazon shares.
In April, Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, announced that 4% of its outstanding shares or 19.7 million shares would be registered on behalf of MacKenzie Bezos following the divorce clearance.
The couple announced their divorce plan in a joint Twitter statement in January, which worried some that Jeff Bezos might receive fewer votes on Amazon or that he or MacKenzie would dissolve a large position.
He retains a 12% stake of $ 114.8 billion and remains the richest person in the world, Bloomberg said. MacKenzie Bezos has announced that it will give it control over its shares.
MacKenzie pledged to devote half of her fortune to charities in May to join the "Giving Pledge," a campaign run by billionaire Warren Buffett and Microsoft Corp ( MSFT.O ), Co-founder Bill Gates, was announced in 2010.
Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath and Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru; Editing by Cynthia Osterman