Amazon founder Jeff Bezos settles for the costliest divorce settlement with wife

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Jeff Bezos still world’s richest man after bargain $35billion divorce deal with wife Mackenzie despite his secret affair with Lauren Sanchez
Jeff Bezos still world’s richest man after bargain $35billion divorce deal with wife Mackenzie despite his secret affair with Lauren Sanchez

Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie has settled for their divorce. Jeff will retain 75 percent of their joint $144 billion amazon stake and Mackenzie has a quarter of the company’s stake. Jeff’s present stake is estimated to worth $107.5 billion and he will not lose his world’s richest man title.

Jeff has also stripped off his wife’s voting control and has given her interest in The Washington Post that he bought in 2013. The duo announced the settlement details via twitter but offered no explanation on Mackenzie’s small shares.

Mackenzie was indispensable in building the company since its inception in 1994.
The 48 year old Mackenzie said that she was grateful that things were finally settled and shared excitement to move over next phase of life.

She created the twitter account for the sole purpose of announcing the settlement details. However, no details emerged on the duo’s plan to divide the sprawling property or other investments.

Allegedly, the divorce came after Jeff’s affair with Lauren Sanchez. Mackenzie said, “Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness, and looking forward to the next phase as co-parents and friends.”

Happy to be giving him all of my interest in the Washington Post and Blue Origin and 75% of our Amazon stock plus voting control of my shares to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies.

“Excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next,” MacKenzie said.