Jack Quann
Jack Quann

19.08 4 Apr 2019


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The ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has revealed some of the details of their divorce.

MacKenzie Bezos has said her marriage to the world's richest man is now dissolved.

In a tweet, she said: "Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us".

She also said she was "looking forward" to the next phase of their relationship "as co-parents and friends".

She revealed that as part of the divorce, she has given him all of her interests in the Washington Post newspaper, which he owns.

He will also get all of her interests in Blue Origin, his aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company.

She has also given him 75% of their Amazon stock, plus voting control of her shares.

She said this was "to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies".

Mr Bezos is said to be worth some US$131bn (€116bn) - and was named number one on the 'Richest People In The World' list from Forbes.

He announced his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos on Twitter back in January after 25 years of marriage.

But the following month, Mr Bezos claimed he was blackmailed by a US tabloid over "intimate" photos of him.

According to an e-mail included in a blog post written by the 55-year-old entrepreneur, the National Enquirer had several revealing photos of him and former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez.

The newspaper's editor Dylan Howard appeared to have e-mailed a lawyer for the Amazon chief's security consultant describing the photos, which Mr Howard said was "obtained during our newsgathering".

He said they included a "below the belt selfie" of Mr Bezos and a "naked selfie in a bathroom" in which the billionaire "is wearing nothing but a white towel".

The Enquirer previously reported that Mr Bezos had sent "sleazy text messages and gushing love notes" to Ms Sanchez, in the months before he announced he was splitting from his wife.

Mr Bezos said he decided to publish the e-mails sent to his team "rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail" and despite the "personal cost and embarrassment they threaten".


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