World / Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, wife reach biggest divorce deal in history

Hindustan Times : Apr 05, 2019, 11:35 AM

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, finalized the biggest divorce settlement in history, leaving him with 75 per cent of their stock in the tech giant and giving her nearly $36 billion in shares. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced their separation in January. Bezos has largely kept his personal life private during his years steering Amazon. Bezos and Sanchez, Bezos fought back by releasing publicly.

Jeff Bezos, in a Twitter message of his own, said his wife had been “an extraordinary partner, ally, and mother.”

“She is resourceful and brilliant and loving, and as our futures unroll, I know I’ll always be learning from her,” he said.

“I’m grateful for her support and for her kindness in this process and am very much looking forward to our new relationship as friends and co-prents,” Bezos added.

Bezos has largely kept his personal life private during his years steering Amazon.

But it was thrust into the spotlight with the announcement in January that he and his wife were divorcing after 25 years of marriage and the revelation by the National Enquirer that he had been having an affair with a former news anchor, Lauren Sanchez.