Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos tweet about divorce terms

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos tweet about divorce terms

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos met in NY at D.E. Shaw.

Divorce settlement terms between Amazon's Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, were made public today after she tweeted some of the details.

He will also take voting control of her remaining quarter and has been given her stock in The Washington Post and Blue Origin.

Amazon confirmed in a filing Thursday that MacKenzie Bezos is expected to hold 4% of the company's outstanding common stock pending a court approval of their divorce decree. Amazon shares were down 0.2 percent at $1,817.41 in afternoon trading.

MacKenzie Bezos announced the news via her new Twitter account.

They married in 1993 and a year later drove across the country to Seattle, where Jeff founded Amazon.

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"Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next", she said in the tweet. MacKenzie Bezos, in fact, played a key role, "handling the finances and writing the checks", negotiating early contracts, and serving as one of the company's first employees, as Wired points out. Based on Amazon's current market value of $889 billion, MacKenzie Bezos's financial stake of slightly more than 4% is worth about $36 billion. That includes companies like eBay Inc, Allstate Corp and Twitter Inc.

"I'm so grateful to all my friends and family for reaching out with encouragement and love".

She said she was happy with the division of shares.

The settlement makes MacKenzie, a novelist, one of the wealthiest women in the world and places her in the same class of heiresses who own giant stakes in L'Oreal and Wal-Mart.

She is "grateful to have finished the process of dissolving" her marriage "with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness", according to her statement.

The U.S. tabloid then published alleged photos and intimate text messages between Bezos and his new partner, former television news anchor Lauren Sanchez.

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