The world’s most extravagant man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and his better half MacKenzie have conceded to a record-breaking divorce settlement of $35 Billion (£27bn). Ms. Bezos keeps a 4% stake in the online retail goliath, worth $35.6 Billion all alone.
Amazon was established by Jeff Bezos in Seattle in 1994, a year after the couple wedded, and Ms. Bezos was one of its first employees.
The Amazon shares alone will make Ms. Bezos the world’s third-most richest lady while Jeff will remain the world’s wealthiest individual, as indicated by Forbes. Jeff Bezos, 55, and MacKenzie, 48, a novelist, married in 1993 and have four children.
The couple tweeted positive remarks about the other in the wake of the declared settlement.
Ms. Bezos’ recently tweeted that she was “grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage to Jeff with support from each other.”
Likewise, the World’s Wealthiest Man tweeted “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: “She is resourceful and brilliant and loving, and as our futures unroll, I know I’ll always be learning from her.”
Preceding the settlement, Jeff Bezos held a 16.3% stake in Amazon. He will own 75% of that holding yet Ms. Bezos has transferred all of her voting rights to her former husband. Amazon is presently a vast online retail business. A year ago, it generated sales of $232.8 Billion, and it has helped Jeff Bezos and his family hoard a fortune of $131 Billion, as per Forbes magazine.
Whatever the case, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are currently setting out on a particularly American, unmistakably mid 21st-century venture. Today, being a power couple doesn’t end when coupledom does, and prominent mates may need to keep up a relationship — or if nothing else the semblance to one — to keep up their status.