Months ago, news broke that the world’s richest couple, Jeff Bezos, and former wife, MacKenzie, had made the decision to go their separate ways. Now, the terms of the big split are all coming to light.
The Amazon CEO and spouse made their public admittance about choosing to go their separate ways in January 2019. This came as a rather big shock to many, for the pair had been wed for over 25 years and share four children.
While both parties claim that no extra-marital affairs were the cause of the separation, sources have grown to believe otherwise.
Shortly after the news was released, a woman named Lauren Sanchez stepped onto to the scene and told her friends that she’d had an affair with “the world’s richest man” for over eight months.
Many wondered just what would come of this billion-dollar company since no prenup was ever signed. Now, Jeff and MacKenzie have officially come to divorce terms and the details have been released to the public.
On April 4, it was announced that “MacKenzie Bezos said she would keep 25% of the couple’s Amazon stock, which should give her a 4% stake in the company. Jeff Bezos will retain voting control over all her shares and will also maintain all his interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin.”
Sources state that this means MacKenzie would be walking away with around $35 billion after all is said and done. She has openly admitted that she is fine with the terms and is still okay that Jeff retains the voting control over the shares.
She knows the importance of keeping a rather scandalous split as clean as possible, not only for her sake but for their children as well.