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Woman taxes Jeff Bezos

by on08 July 2019


Gives money to Bill Gates

A woman has succeeded where multiple governments have not and taxed the earnings of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.

MacKenzie Bezos, who was married to Bezos, has won a divorce settlement of more than $38.3 billion worth of Amazon stock.

In April, Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, said in a filing that four percent of its outstanding stock or 19.7 million shares would be registered in MacKenzie Bezos’ name after court approval of the divorce.

The couple announced their plan to divorce in a joint Twitter statement in January, causing some to worry that Jeff Bezos could wind up with reduced Amazon voting power or that he or MacKenzie would liquidate a significant position.

Bezo’s still has a 12 percent stake worth $114.8 billion and remains the world’s richest person, Bloomberg said. MacKenzie Bezos has said she would give him voting control of her shares.

MacKenzie in May pledged to give half her fortune to charity to join the “Giving Pledge”, a campaign announced by billionaire Warren Buffett and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in 2010.

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