The world richest person and Founder of Amazon Inc, a U.S. e-commerce giant, Jeff Bezos, and his wife Mackenzie Bezos on Wednesday announced their decision of getting divorced after spending 25 years together.
On January 9th, Bezos took Twitter to inform people about the developments in their lives. He tweeted that “the decision of no longer being together as a couple was mutual, but they will forever remain close friends and like family to each other.”
The sudden announcement of divorce has left investors wondering about how the proceedings may affect the company stakes. As per various sources, the couple had not signed a prenuptial agreement which means Bezos wealth will be split right down the middle in the divorce settlement.
Due to the even split of assets, Mackenzie is most likely to become the fifth most prosperous person in the world, i.e., the wealthiest woman in the world. Any divorce settlement will include his stock portfolio,
Since they have decided to be on good terms, they might put their shares into a trust or other legal mechanism to maintain the same power among Amazon shareholders.
To protect the company, they might offer her an interest in the company such that it won’t affect Amazon in any way. They might come up with a postnuptial agreement which they will reveal in a few months.