Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazons and the richest man in the world, has to pay $ 38 billion to settle divorce with his nearly 26-year-old wife, MacKenzie Bezos.
The judge expected this week to protect the most expensive divorce settlement in the world, endorsing an agreement that Mrs Bezos will see, receiving four percent of the online store share.
The couple, who have four children, married in 1993 before Mr Bezos set up Amazon from the garage in Seattle.
The 49-year-old Bezos, who will become the fourth richest woman in the world, promised to give at least half of the settlement to charity.
She announced her intention to make a massive donation to a blog on a website launched by The Giving Pledge, an organization set up by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, which encourages super-rich people to devote more than half of their wealth to philanthropic causes.
MacKenzie will be incredible, thoughtful and effective in philanthropy, and I'm proud of it. Her letter is so beautiful. Go for MacKenzie. https://t.co/S2gLLBQyRQ
– Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) May 28, 2019
Ms. Bezos, the author, wrote: "I have an unequal amount of money to divide.
"My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful, it will take time and effort and worry, but I will not wait, and I'll keep it until the boss is gone."
Her generosity was welcomed by Mr Bezos on Twitter, who expressed the pride of the gesture he would soon become a former woman.
The deal has surpassed the mass media solution that has been made with the previous document set by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, and the Swiss court has ordered it to pay more than $ 4.5 billion to his former wife, Eleni.