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Jeff Bezos getting divorced

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  1. robbie380

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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...d-wife-mackenzie-set-to-divorce-idUSKCN1P31ML

    (Reuters) - Billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc, and wife MacKenzie Bezos, are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the couple said in a joint statement on Twitter on Wednesday.
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    Jeff Bezos, 54, is the world’s richest person, with a fortune that has soared to more than $160 billion thanks to his stake in Amazon, which again became Wall Street’s most valuable company this week, surpassing Microsoft Inc.


    The couple decided to divorce after a long period of “loving exploration” and trial separation, and expect to continue as partners in joint ventures and projects, according to the statement.

    MacKenzie Bezos, 48, is an author who grew up in San Francisco, according to a 2013 profile in Vogue magazine. She attended Princeton University and met her husband when interviewing for a job at a New York hedge fund, according to the magazine. The pair have four children.

    At a Business Insider event in Berlin last April, Jeff Bezos said MacKenzie’s support was instrumental when he founded Amazon as an online bookseller in 1994, and that she did the accounting for the company in its first year.

    “When you have loving and supportive people in your life, like MacKenzie, my parents, my grandfather, my grandmother, you end up being able to take risks,” he said at the event.

    Jeff Bezos in September committed $2 billion to helping homeless families and starting pre-schools for low-income communities. He had solicited ideas on Twitter in 2017 for ways to donate some of his wealth.
     
  2. Clutch

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    She's about to rake it in. If there is any dispute about it, the lawyers are about to rake it in also.

    These two hitting the open market dating is a golddigger's dream scenario.
     
  3. Air Langhi

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    They got married before Amazon. She should get 50%, that would make her the world's richest women.
     
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    Guess I'm switching teams ya'll.
     
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    Should? He sold her books on Amazon so she has made profit from it already. I'm not against giving her 200 mil, she's been with the guy for 25 years and they have four kids but half, c'mon son
     
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    They have both come a long way as far as appearance. Money can do amazing things.

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    Almost half the countries wealth just got split in two.
     
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    Maybe should is the wrong word I am guessing she will get 50% based on the fact Amazon happened after marriage. There probably wasn't a prenup.
     
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    I bet Jeff has his own blood boy. Hell, I bet both of them do.
     
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    You might be right, tho.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/09/how...s-get-in-a-divorce.html?__source=twitter|main
     
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    All billionaires have them lol. I bet Bezos is just like Gavin Belson
     
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    Should've divorced in Texas. She'd still get half, but no alimony crap thereafter.
     
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    She's going to get 33-50%. They should just split the Amazon stock in half since that's where all their net worth is.
     
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    At a Business Insider event in Berlin last April, Jeff Bezos said MacKenzie’s support was instrumental when he founded Amazon as an online bookseller in 1994, and that she did the accounting for the company in its first year.

    “When you have loving and supportive people in your life, like MacKenzie, my parents, my grandfather, my grandmother, you end up being able to take risks,” he said at the event.
     
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    What the hell. She looks younger now than in this picture.
     
  18. Pizza_Da_Hut

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    I was about to say the same thing. Damn
     
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    I was going to post something like this. as an early employee of the company, if she was independent, she would have also gotten shares anyway. 30%, 50%....? No, but definitely some.

    I don't know or care whether 50% is the right number or where it will end up or whatever. This will be a very outlier case that should in no way impact divorce laws, imo.
     
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