Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos tweet about divorce terms

Jeff and Mac Kenzie Bezos announced in January 2019 that they were divorcing after a long separation

MacKenzie Bezos also said she will give up her interests in the Washington Post, a frequent target of criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump that Jeff Bezos bought in 2013, and the rocket company Blue Origin he founded in 2000.

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"As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have chose to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends", the Bezoses said in a jointly signed statement on Twitter in January.

While MacKenzie's shares payout is only half what she is entitled to, it is still 10 times more than the second most expensive divorce settlement in history. "Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next", she concluded.

"In all our work together, MacKenzie's abilities have been on full display", he added.

The day they announced their separation on Twitter, the National Enquirer promised to reveal an affair it claimed had ended their marriage, contrary to the couple's statement that they were on a "long period of loving exploration and trial separation".

Jeff will also be taking voting control over MacKenzie's stake in the business, as well as her stock in the Washington Post and aerospace company Blue Origin.

The pair first announced plans to separate in January, ending a 25-year marriage.

Mackenzies Bezos will hold 19.7 million shares with Jeff holding 59.1 million. "On the other hand, MacKenzie is low-key, writing fiction and working on other projects while raising their children".

MacKenzie Bezos would likely rank around number 24 on Bloomberg's list, making her the fourth-richest woman in the world. The tabloid's report contained photographs and text messages that Bezos had allegedly sent to Sanchez.

Neither she nor her ex-husband made reference to his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, in their announcements.

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