The world’s richest man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and his wife MacKenzie have agreed a record-breaking divorce settlement of at least $35bn.
Amazon confirmed on Thursday that MacKenzie is expected to hold 4% of the company’s common stock pending a court approval of their divorce decree. Based on Amazon’s current market value, that amount would be worth roughly $35 billion.
Bezos’current net worth is estimated at $114 billion, which is down from $150 billion as a result of the divorce settlement. According to Forbes magazine, the settlement makes MacKenzie the third wealthiest woman in the world.
The couple announced they were splitting up in January, ending a 25-year marriage. The separation turned into a media firestorm after the National Enquirer claimed to have evidence that Bezos had been having an affair with a former news anchor, Lauren Sanchez.
decree：名詞，裁決，判決。例句：In December, a court decree ended the strike.（12月，一項法院裁決終止了這起罷工。）
net worth：名詞，身價，淨值。例句：He has a net worth of about £70 million.（他的身價約7000萬英鎊。）
split up：動詞片語，離婚，分手。例句：She split up with her boyfriend last week.（她上週剛和男友分手。）