Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, and his wife, MacKenzie, separate and complete a 25-year marriage that played an important role in creating an e-commerce company that made Bezosa one of the richest people in the world.
The decision to divorce was taken after the trial was over, reports from a statement posted on Twitter on Twitter Twitter Jeff Bezos. He and his wife signed a notice that ended with a vow to remain "precious friends".
"If we knew that we would be separated after 25 years, we would have done it all again," they said.
Left unanswered was one of the biggest points in each divorce: how the funds will be distributed during the wedding.
And there may never have been more money than in this case.
Jeff Bezos is on the top of the list of the richest people in the world, and his assets are currently estimated at $ 137 billion for Forbes and Bloomberg.
Almost all of this is linked to nearly 79 million shares of Amazon (currently worth around $ 130 billion) held by Bezos, accounting for a 16% stake in Seattle. The 54-year-old Bezos also owns Blue Origin and The Washington Post rocket maker, which it bought in 2013 for $ 250 million.
Since the couple were married before the founding of Amazon, it is likely that the 48-year-old novelist MacKenzie Bezos has a great demand for this wealth.
King County, where their home is located, confirmed on Twitter Wednesday that Bezosa did not file divorce in court. The couple have their home in the wealthy suburb of Seattle in the district. Last year, Jeff Bezos bought a mansion in the rich neighborhood of Washington DC for $ 23 million. The Bezuze have four children.
"Ownership acquired during the marriage is a common property," said Jennifer Payseno, a family lawyer at McKinley Irwin, Seattle. This includes the ownership of shares, although Amazon has not filed any regulatory documents that would indicate a change in the company's shareholding in Bezos. Amazon did not respond to inquiries about how divorce can affect this share.
I was there when I wrote a business plan.– MacKenzie Bezos in Amazon reviewing the company's source of information
The bureaucrats will almost certainly solve the divorce outside the court if they have not done so yet, said Jacqueline Newman, a divorce lawyer from Manhattan and a leading partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd.
"Mostly they want to keep privacy and quiet," she said. "In particular, in the case of a public company, they will not want the information to go away because they could ultimately affect share prices."
Amazon's share rose 2.84 US dollars on Wednesday and ended at $ 1,659.42. This has left Amazon at a market value of $ 811 billion, more than any other public company in the United States.
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A friendly tenor of the statement on the divorce of Bezose is very likely that the couple has already reached an agreement on how to divide their funds, said Payseno.
The enormous wealth of Jeff Bezos has increased his focus, although his unbundling seems unlikely to impress the public with similar fractures involving movie stars such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Or even those other billionaires, such as the tabloid fodder of Donald Trump, who split up with his first wife, Ivano in the early 1990s, before being elected president of the United States.
But Bezos's divorce is likely to attract more attention than when Google co-founder Sergey Brin, currently $ 49 billion, separated from his ex-wife Anne in 2015.
The beginnings of the Amazon go on a journey to take Bezoze together shortly after the New York meeting when they worked in the D.E. hedge foundation. Shaw. According to Bezos, they were only married six months after they started walking.
Soon after, Jeff Bezos left his job in Shaw and set up an online bookstore. While his wife made the cross-country skiing, Bezos wrote a business plan on his way to Seattle – chosen for the abundance of technological talents. Until July 1995, Amazon worked out of the garage, helping MacKenzie Bezos, according to a review published by Amazon in 2013. Everything in the store, The Book of Bees and the Company, written by Brad Stone.
"I was there when I wrote a business plan, and I worked with him and a number of others who were represented in a converted garage, in a basement store in the basement, in offices with a fragrant barbecue, at Christmas distribution centers and at a conference at the door in the early years of the history of the Amazon, "she recalled.
Since then, Amazon has evolved from a new website that sells books to e-commerce goliath, which sells almost all possible products and runs data centers that drive many other digital services, such as Netflix. It has also become the leader in intelligent sound-activated speakers with its Echo products, which appear as command centers for homes connected to the Internet, and the transition to buying more items from Amazon.