The world's richest man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and his wife MacKenziehave agreed a record-breaking divorce settlement of at least $35bn.
Ms Bezos keeps a 4% stake in the online retail giant, worth $35.6bn on itsown.
Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in Seattle in 1994, a year after thecouple married, and Ms Bezos was one of its first employees.
Both parties tweeted positive comments about the other in the wake of theannounced settlement.
The two did not provide any further financial details about thesettlement.
The Amazon shares alone will make Ms Bezos the world's third-richest womanwhile Jeff will remain the world's richest person, according to Forbes.<-->纽约时报中英文网 http://www.qqenglish.com<-->
Jeff Bezos, 55, and MacKenzie, 48, a novelist, married in 1993 and havefour children.
Ms Bezos' tweet is her first and only one since joining the microbloggingwebsite this month. In it she stated that she was "grateful to have finished theprocess of dissolving my marriage to Jeff with support from each other".
"Mr Bezos tweeted: "I'm so grateful to all my friends and family forreaching out with encouragement and love... MacKenzie most of all."
The tweet concluded with: "She is resourceful and brilliant and loving, andas our futures unroll, I know I'll always be learning from her."
Prior to the settlement, Mr Bezos held a 16.3% stake in Amazon. He willretain 75% of that holding but Ms Bezos has transferred all of her voting rightsto her former husband.
She will also give up her interests in the Washington Post newspaper and MrBezos' space travel firm Blue Origin.
Amazon is now vast online retail business. Last year, it generated sales of$232.8bn and it has helped Mr Bezos and his family amass a fortune of $131bn,according to Forbes magazine.
Mr Bezos is reportedly in a relationship with former Fox TV host LaurenSánchez.
After Mr Bezos and his wife announced in January that they would part, a UStabloid magazine published details, including private messages, of anextramarital affair with Ms Sánchez.
Mr Bezos has accused the publisher of the magazine, American MediaIncorporated, of blackmail. The publisher denies the claim.