Bezos, wife reach biggest divorce settlement in history

05 April, 2019, 12:56 | Author: Mary Valdez
  • Jeff Bezos and Mac Kenzie Bezos who founded Amazon announced their split earlier this year

Jeff Bezos also announced that he would transfer around 4 per cent of Amazon's stock to MacKenzie. That stake is worth approximately $36 billion per Amazon's current share price. Excited for my own plans.

MacKenzie Bezos has said her marriage to the world's richest man is now dissolved.

Jeff Bezos' tweet echoed hers and praised MacKenzie Bezos, saying, "She has been an extraordinary partner, ally, and mother".

"And am very much looking forward to our new relationship as friends and co-parents".

According to Forbes, Bezos, 55, who holds 16 per cent of Amazon, was worth US$131 billion.

Jeff Bezos was worth $143bn before his divorce, and after the settlement was published today, it looks like the Amazon CEO will continue living a wealthy life - only giving away $36bn. "She is resourceful and brilliant". MacKenzie Bezos announced on April 4, 2019, the couple had finalized their divorce. Jacqueline Badger Mars of the Mars candy company is the richest [woman in the world], followed by Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, and L'Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers.

In a tweeted statement released at exactly the same time as his ex-wife's, Jeff wrote of his continued gratitude for MacKenzie's support and partnership.

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The couple's total stake of $143bn had made them the richest in the world. Bezos later accused the tabloid of attempting to blackmail him by threatening to publish more intimate photos unless he publicly said the Enquirer's reporting was not politically motivated.

Bezos has been in the headlines over his love affair with former TV personality Lauren Sanchez. They are the parents of four children: three sons, and a daughter adopted from China.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos.

Jeff and MacKenzie met in 1992 while working at investment management firm D.E. Shaw.

Bezos has largely kept his personal life private during his years steering Amazon.

The news was posted on Twitter from their respective accounts.

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