Jeff Bezos, wife agree on divorce terms

05 April, 2019, 00:32 | Author: Darnell Patrick
  • Jeff and Mac Kenzie Bezos

In addition to her civil declaration of singledom, MacKenzie explained that she was "happy" to be giving Jeff all of her interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, along with 75 percent of their Amazon stock, and control of her shares.

MacKenzie Bezos also said she will give up her interests in the Washington Post, a frequent target of criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump that Jeff Bezos bought in 2013, and the rocket company Blue Origin he founded in 2000.

The ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has revealed some of the details of their divorce. "She is resourceful and brilliant".

The marriage of the world's richest couple had been on the rocks since at least earlier this year when Jeff Bezos announced, also on Twitter, that the pair would split after 25 years of marriage.

Jeff will retain 75 percent of their stocks while MacKenzie will take 25 percent, which represents a four percent stake in the company. "She would rank as the planet's 26th richest person, ahead of Nike's Phil Knight", according to Forbes. He'll be worth roughly $112 billion, still $10 billion more than Bill Gates, No. 2 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

But their settlement means Mr Bezos will retain company control of Amazon.

A copy of the National Enquirer (R) is seen at a newspaper vendor's shop on Third Avenue in midtown New York City, on February 8, 2019.

The agreement requires AMI to commit no crimes for three years.

The public exchange of affectionate respect between the couple came after months of awkward revelations about Jeff Bezos's relationship with a former news anchor, Lauren Sanchez, whose intimate phone text chatter and photographs were published by the National Enquirer.

American Media Inc. says in a statement issued Friday it "acted lawfully" while reporting the story.



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