Jeff Bezos’ Wife MacKenzie Reveals How Much She Will Keep in $130-Billion Divorce
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie have dissolved their 25-year marriage.
MacKenzie tweeted the news Thursday, revealing how much she will keep in a divorce with a reported $130 billion at stake.
She started out by showing gratitude toward her supporters, writing, “Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness, and looking forward to next phase as co-parents and friends.”
She continued, “Happy to be giving him all of my interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75% of our Amazon stock plus voting control of my shares to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies.”
MacKenzie ended by saying, “Excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next.”
CNBC did the math, pointing out that 25% of the couple's Amazon stock would leave MacKenzie with about $35 billion, which is equivalent to 4% of the company's common stock. She would be the third-biggest shareholder in the company.
Jeff also tweeted a statement, saying, “I'm so grateful to all my friends and family for reaching out with encouragement and love. It means more than you know. MacKenzie most of all. 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-parents.”
He added, “In all our work together, MacKenzie's abilities have been on full display. She has 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.”
Jeff and MacKenzie met in 1992 while working at investment management firm D.E. Shaw. They got engaged after three months of dating and tied the knot the following year.
A year after their marriage, Jeff founded Amazon. They have four children.
Jeff has moved on with newswoman and helicopter pilot Lauren Sanchez.