Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos -- the world's richest man -- and his wife, MacKenzie, announced on Thursday that they finalized their divorce.
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In duel statements posted on Twitter, the billionaire executive and his wife of 25 years confirmed they had "finished hte process of dissolving their marriage." MacKenzie Bezos, in a tweet, said she had given her ex-husband all of her interests in The Washington Post and Blue Origin, as well as 75 percent of their Amazon stock.
She also gave him voting control of her Amazon shares “to support his continued contributions with the team of these incredible companies.”
“Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next,” she wrote.
MacKenzie Bezos will receive a 4 percent stake in Amazon, according to a company SEC filing. Those shares are valued at roughly $36 billion, making the 48-year-old novelist the world's fourth-richest woman, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.
Bezos is worth more than $137 billion, according to Bloomberg, which set up the couple, who have four children together, to make history with the most expensive divorce.
Here's a look at some of the most expensive divorces in history.
Dmitry Rybolovlev and Elena Rybolovleva, $4.5 billion
After a six-year legal battle, Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev was ordered by a Swiss court to pay more than $4.5 billion to his ex-wife, making it the largest divorce settlement in history.
Jocelyn Wildenstein and Alec Wildenstein, $2.5 billion
When Jocelyn Wildenstein, a New York socialite famous for her plastic surgery, divorced French art dealer Alec Wildenstein, she received a whopping $2.5 billion settlement. According to reports from American tabloids, she also received an annual $100 million for the next 13 years.
Bernie and Slavica Ecclestone, $1-$1.2 billion
A 2009 divorce between Bernie Ecclestone, a British race car company executive, and his wife Slavic, a model, was once considered to be the most expensive in history. It’s unclear what the exact settlement amount was, but reports estimated it to be between $1 and $1.2 billion
Steve and Elaine Wynn, $1 billion
Steve Wynn, the former casino mogul who faced multiple accounts of sexual assault in a lengthy Wall Street Journal report, married Elaine twice, from 1963 and 1986, and from 1991 to 2010. The exact details of the settlement were kept under wraps, but it’s estimated to be around $1 billion. Wynn denied the assault allegations.
Harold Hamm and Sue Ann Arnall, $975 million
Harold Hamm, a billionaire oil magnate, paid his wife Sue Ann Arnall $974.8 million in their divorce settlement.
The data above was compiled from CBS News, Yahoo Finance, The New York Times and Business Insider reports.