Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie have stated that they will get separated. They have been talking about their divorce since January and now have finalized their separation.
This is going to be the biggest divorce settlement in the history.
Jeff and MacKenzie got married in 1993 and have got 4 children. After One year of his marriage, Jeff started the company Amazon in their garage in Seattle. Starting from scratch, Jeff took this company to whole new heights of success and was successful in making it a $890 billion dollar company which it is today.
After the divorce, the Amazon founder Jeff will be getting 75% of the stock in the company. His wife MacKenzie be getting $35.6 billion in shares and with this, she will become the 3rd richest woman in the world.
She has decided to hand over all her stakes in the Washington Post and the space exploration firm Blue Origin along with the voting control of her remaining Amazon stake. However, she would still control 4% of the company’s outstanding common stock.
Although it’s said that Jeff have cheated on his wife but nobody knows the exact reason and what led to this decisions. Their families have supported them both in making this strong move. Jeff and Mackenzie have posted on twitter their respective thoughts about this separation. Both of them are glad to be there in each other’s lives and now wish to have a peaceful separation. Looking forward to a new relationship as friends and as co-parents, the couple have gracefully accepted this divorce.
“Much respect to you both for handling these circumstances with such class and tact particularly given the public spotlight on it. Wishing you the best in your next venture.” James Michael Sama, a renowned speaker replied on twitter.
The world admires the couple for the kind of dignity and grace they have shown even when they have so many personal issues.