Bezos, wife reach biggest divorce settlement in history

Mackenzie Bezos tweets on divorce terms

She'll receive a 4 per cent Amazon stake, now worth about $36 billion, as part of the settlement, according to a filing Thursday from the Seattle-based company. Jeff, meanwhile, remains the richest person in the world - even after losing $35.6 billion in company stock - and is still Amazon's biggest shareholder, with a stake of about 12%. "Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next", she concluded.

Many had anxious about what this divorce would mean for the future of Amazon.

The portion Bezos is holding on to is worth around $US100billion ($A140 billion), enabling him to retain the title of the richest man in the world, beating out Microsoft mogul Bill Gates by $US4billion ($A6 billion).

"The divorce decree is expected to be issued in approximately 90 days", according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

MacKenzie Bezos will wind up with a stake in Amazon that is worth roughly $36 billion (27 billion pounds).

The now-separated couple announced the details of the split in tweets overnight.

MacKenzie, a book author, is now one of the richest women in the world, according to The Washington Post. MacKenzie is a successful businesswoman and novelist in her own right, but it never hurts to have a few extra zeros in the account.

Jeff Bezos, in a Twitter message of his own, said his now ex-wife has been "an extraordinary partner, ally, and mother".

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Jeff Bezos, 55, is seen as essential to Amazon's meteoric growth and stock price rise since he founded the company in 1994.

"I'm grateful for her support and for her kindness in this process", Jeff Bezos said in a tweet Thursday.

It was Jeff who announced the couple's pending divorce on Twitter three months ago after a trial separation, noting that they would "continue [their] shared lives as friends". MacKenzie Bezos' literary agent declined to make her available for comment.

Others think that the leakage was politically motivated, as National Enquirer and its parent company AMI are led by CEO David Pecker, who is a Trump supporter himself and is critical of Bezos and The Washington Post.

Bezos later published a tell-all blog post accusing the tabloid of trying to extort him.

They didn't disclose custody terms of their children on Thursday.

"Any deal is a good deal if they agree to it", Walzer said.

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