By Godson Ikiebey-
World’s richest man and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has agreed to part ways with MacKenzie Bezos, his wife, with a record-breaking sum of $35 billion as divorce settlement.
The terms of the agreement would require that Jeff Bezos forfeits 4% of their 16.3% Amazon stake, which is worth $35.6 billion.
MacKenzie has also transferred her voting rights to Jeff and would also give up her interests in the Washington Post newspaper and Blue Origin, Jeff’s space travel firm.
In the wake of the announced settlement, both Jeff and MacKenzie took to Twitter to make positive comments about each other, expressing gratitude to friends and family for their support. Jeff wrote:
“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 I’m very much looking forward to our new relationship as friends and co-parents”.
MacKenzie also expressed excitement to have finished the process of dissolving her marriage and conveyed gratitude to those who have reached out to lend them support. She wrote:
“Happy to be giving him all my interest from 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”.