Jeff Bezos: World’s wealthiest man accepts $35bn divorce
The world’s richest man agreed on a record-breaking divorce settlement of at least $35bn (£27bn).
The couple admitted that they had lived a great life together.
Ms. Bezos keeps a 4% stake in the online retail giant, worth $35.6bn on its own.
Their journey of togetherness
Jeff Bezos, found Amazon in 1994, a year after the couple married, and Mrs. Bezos was one of its first employees.
Jeff Bezos is 55 years old, and MacKenzie, 48, during their divorce.
MacKenzie is a novelist, she married in 1993 and the couple has four children.
The conversation happened on Twitter. Where both parties had positive comments about each other, as they were departing, with an announced settlement.
However, the couple hasn’t presented any further financial details about the settlement.
Indeed the richest divorce
Just, the Amazon shares will make Ms. Bezos the world’s third-richest woman while Jeff will continue as the world’s richest person, according to Forbes.
Well, Mrs. MacKenzie Bezos’ tweet is her only tweet since she joined the microblogging website this month.
” I’m grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage to Jeff with support from each other”.
Mr. Bezos tweeted in response:
“I’m so grateful to all my friends and family for reaching out with encouragement and love… MacKenzie most of all”.
The tweet concluded with: ” MacKenzie is resourceful, brilliant, and loving, and as our futures unroll, I know I’ll always be learning from her”.
Mr. Bezos held a 16.3% stake in Amazon, prior to the divorce settlement.
He will retain 75% of that holding but Ms. Bezos has transferred all of her voting rights to her former husband.
As per the reports, MacKenzie will also give away her interests in the Washington Post newspaper and Mr. Bezos’ space travel firm Blue Origin.
Amazon is now a boundless online retail business.
Amazon generated sales of $232.8bn last year.
Also, it has helped Mr. Bezos and his family amass a fortune of $131bn, as per Forbes magazine.
About Ms.MacKenzie Bezos
Ms. Bezos is a successful novelist who has written two books, The Testing of Luther Albright and Traps.
She was a student of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison at Princeton University.
Toni Morrison once said of her students that Ms. Bezos was one of the best students she ever had in her creative-writing classes…
Well, Mr. Jeff Bezos is reportedly seen in a relationship with former Fox TV host Lauren Sánchez.
After Mr. Bezos and his wife announced in January about departing, a US tabloid magazine published details, where private messages, of an extramarital affair with Ms. Sánchez, enlisted.
Responding to it, Mr. Bezos blamed the magazine publisher, American Media Incorporated, for blackmail. The publisher refuses the claim.
This divorce deal of Mr & Ms. Bezos overshadows a previous $3.8bn record set in 1999 by art dealer Alec Wildenstein and his wife Jocelyn, who was popular for her cosmetic surgery.