The CEO and co-founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, gets to keep 75% of Amazon after divorcing his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, who gets 4% of Amazon. MacKenzie Bezos also signed over her voting rights to her former husband.
Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife, MacKenzie, released the financial details of the divorce settlements via Twitter posts, posted at the same time.
The former wife of the Amazon boss claims she made this decision in order to ensure the continuity of Amazon.
Moreover, MacKenzie Bezos also gave up her shares of Washington Post and Blue Origin. Blue Origin is the company that focuses on building space rockets. The entire shares package owned by Jeff Bezos and his former wife are worth $143 billion at the current shares value. So, Jeff Bezos remains the richest man in the world, with a fortune estimated by Forbes at $130 billion.
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos co-founded Amazon, the world’s biggest retailer, just one year after they got married, in 1993, and in the first years of the company she played an important role. In the last few years MacKenzie diminished her role at Amazon focusing more on charity. Jeff and MacKenzie have four children.