The news of the splitting up of Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos, after 25 years of marriage, has been confirmed in January only after the expose of his affair with former TV anchor, Lauren Sanchez, published by the National Enquirer, which later turned into a major scandal. Recently, after a lot of gossip regarding Jeff’s new love life, leaked sex chats as well as claimed exaction over nude pictures, their divorce is finalized on Thursday. Both of them tweeted to show their deep gratitude and acknowledgement towards their respective family and friends and their much-needed support to go through this tough phase. MacKenzie stated that she is looking forward to the coming time and plans to start something new soon!
However, the buzzing gossip is that MacKenzie Bezos is giving away all of her interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin. That’s not all, she is also giving him 75% of their Amazon stock plus voting control from her shares with a view to show support to his incredible contributions of all these years, and walking away from her 25 years of marriage with only $36 billion. This also means that Bezos, post-divorce, is to become the richest person in the world with a net worth of about a massive $106 billion. Previously, the former couple used to own about 78.8 million worth of shares. Post the divorce, MacKenzie will become the third richest women in the world.
Not only this, all the voting rights have been transferred over to Jeff by his ex-wife, denoting full authority to him over the important matters and decisions of the company. The market’s initial paranoia was that this quite dramatic and messy break up could actually cause disturbance to Amazon’s business after the couple started their divorce proceedings. Undoubtedly, Bezos remains the largest shareholder of Amazon. Not to forget, in his tweet, he mentioned about the abilities and contribution of his ex-wife as well as calling her an “extraordinary partner” and that there is always scope for learning from her. He added that she is grateful for his support and her kindness.
This is definitely one of the world’s most expensive divorce and we are waiting to know what MacKenzie is planning to work on next!