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Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announce they are getting a divorce

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announce they are getting a divorce

"It seems very likely, if not 100% a certainty, that whatever Jeff Bezos has earned at Amazon has been community income", David Starks, a partner at the Seattle-based law firm McKinley Irvin, told Forbes. The Bezos' reportedly own at least five houses around the country in Medina, Wash., Beverly Hills, Van Horn, Texas, Washington D.C., and Manhattan. The couple also has four children, so it's possible some of the Bezos fortune will be diverted into funds for them before Jeff and MacKenzie take their share. "There would be an argument by the attorneys that the Amazon stake is not worth as much without Bezos in control, so that would affect any settlement".

Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. "They are successful in their lives", Crew said, "so most likely they are going to be able to be successful co-parenting together". The company controlled an estimated 49 percent of US e-commerce sales through 2018, according to eMarketer.

Amazon's stock edged up $2.84 Wednesday to close at $1,659.42.

Amazon this week passed Microsoft to become the world's biggest publicly traded company by market capitalization.

Most of the 66 women on the Bloomberg index came into their wealth through death or divorce.

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He also owns The Washington Post, which has been a target of criticism from US President Donald Trump.

According to Bloomberg News, Bezos is now worth about $137 billion. The couple met when they worked together at hedge fund D.E. Shaw in NY. He interviewed her. They dated for three months and announced that they were engaged. "Jeff is my best reader", she said.

MacKenzie Bezos is a novelist, and has written books including "The Testing of Luther Albright" and "Traps".

Jeff has previously said that MacKenzie's support was instrumental when he founded Amazon as an online bookseller in 1994, and that she actually did the accounting for the company in its first year.

From modest beginnings as an online bookseller, Bezos and Amazon branched out into nearly every product category available, ending up taking on established retail giants such as Walmart.