From The Daily Mail:
‘If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again’: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a ‘period of loving exploration’ – but no word on how his $140BILLION fortune will be split
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist MacKenzie Bezos have announced they are divorcing, through a joint statement on Wednesday.
‘As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,’ the statement read.
‘If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.’
Jeff Bezos is worth close to $140 billion. The statement did not mention how the two will split that fortune, though experts believed that’s already been hashed out.
Much of that dollar amount comes from his 16 percent ownership stake in Amazon, which briefly became the second US-based company to reach a $1 trillion valuation in September, behind Apple in August.
Amazon’s stock edged up $2.84 on Wednesday to close at $1,659.42. That left Amazon with a market value of $811 billion, more than any other publicly traded company in the US. The company passed Microsoft this week to become the world’s biggest publicly traded company by market capitalization.
The divorce should have no material impact on the company and its shares, said Thomas Forte, an analyst at DA Davidson & Co.