Jeff Bezos Divorce: Amazon CEO’s Wife To Get 4% Of Amazon In Divorce Settlement

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A petition for the of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie was filed Thursday, with Amazon saying in a SEC filing that as part of the deal MacKenzie will receive about 4% of the company, or 25% of the couple’s total stock.

Nexter.org reports about the possible reasons for the split and whom Jeff Bezos is dating now.

Jeff Bezos settlement 

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms, with MacKenzie Bezos set to hold on to a chunk of Amazon stock.

In a tweet Thursday, 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, a private space company.

Amazon confirmed in a filing Thursday that MacKenzie Bezos is expected to hold 4% of the company’s outstanding common stock pending a court approval of their decree. Based on Amazon’s current market value, that amount would be worth roughly $35 billion.

In her tweet, MacKenzie Bezos said she was “happy” to give him voting control as well as financial interests in the newspaper and space company in order to “support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies.”

Bezos vs The National Enquirer

In an extraordinary blog post published on MediumThursday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accused The National Enquirer of attempting to blackmail him by threatening to publish 10 intimate photos unless Bezos stopped an investigation into how the tabloid obtained his private messages and images.

In the post, Bezos reproduced emails that appear to show associates of David Pecker—chair of American Media Inc., the Enquirer’s parent company—demanding that Bezos publicly state that there is no reason to believe the tabloid’s coverage of him is “politically motivated or influenced by political forces.”

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If he refused, Bezos alleges, the Enquirer’s representatives said the publication would make public intimate photos of him and Lauren Sanchez, a woman with whom he had a romantic relationship.

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“I don’t want personal photos published, but I also won’t participate in their well-known practice of blackmail, political favors, political attacks, and corruption,” Bezos said, referring to American Media Inc., the parent company.

of the year

Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, will after 25 years of marriage, the couple announced on Wednesday morning. They have four children together.

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“We have decided to and continue our shared lives as friends,” they said in the statement, which was posted to Jeff Bezos’ Twitter page. “If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.”

The couple didn’t explain the reason for the divorcing but Jeff Bezos is reportedly dating former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez.

Who is Bezos’ new girlfriend?

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reportedly has a new romance in his life: former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez.

The New York Post and the National Enquirer both reported that Jeff Bezos, 54, is romantically involved with 49-year-old Sanchez, a former “Good Day LA” news anchor with Fox who also works as a helicopter pilot and entrepreneur.

The TV host is still married to Patrick Whitesell, the co-CEO of prominent Hollywood talent agency WME.

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Source: zimbio

Sanchez has three children — two from her marriage to Whitesell and one from a previous relationship.

The National Enquirer said it conducted a four-month investigation into Bezos and Sanchez’s alleged affair, and suggested that it was its impending report — due to be published in full later this week — that sparked the announcement from Bezos.

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MacKenzie Bezos to become one of Amazon’s biggest shareholders?

Bezos, worth an estimated $136.2 billion, is the richest person in the world. It is not yet clear how the will impact his net worth, or whether it will affect his stake in Amazon, the e-commerce giant he founded in 1994. Bezos, 54, owns roughly 16% of the business, which comprises more than 95% of his fortune.

He also owns the Washington Post and rocket company Blue Origin.

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It’s not clear whether Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos signed a prenuptial agreement or formed another arrangement regarding what would happen if they split.

The couple lives primarily in Washington State, which requires divorcing spouses to equitably divide “community property,” including all income generated during a marriage.

If MacKenzie Bezos, 48, does indeed receive half of her husband’s assets, she would be worth more than $68 billion, making her the fifth-richest person in the world. Even a 1% payout would constitute one of the largest settlements in history.

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Jeff Bezos Divorce: Amazon CEO's Wife To Get 4% Of Amazon In Divorce Settlement
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Jeff Bezos Divorce: Amazon CEO's Wife To Get 4% Of Amazon In Divorce Settlement
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Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, would be divorcing after a 25-year marriage. Nexter.org reports about the possible reasons for the split, how couple's assets will be divided and whom Jeff Bezos is dating now.
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