Amazon's Jeff Bezos, wife MacKenzie finalise divorce

Mackenzie Bezos tweets on divorce terms

Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos were married for 25 years before they finalised their divorce on Thursday.

Jeff Bezos was worth $143bn before his divorce, and after the settlement was published today, it looks like the Amazon CEO will continue living a wealthy life - only giving away $36bn.

Also, Jeff's adviser Gavin De Becker said in a separate statement that Saudi Arabian officials, disappointed with the coverage of the tragedy surrounding Jamal Khashoggi, got "access to Bezos' phone" as retaliation. "She is resourceful and brilliant and loving, and as our futures unroll, I know I'll always be learning from her".

Many had anxious about what this divorce would mean for the future of Amazon.

According to court filings, MacKenzie's shares will be registered under her name after the court's approval of the divorce, which is expected to happen in 90 days. Her stake in Amazon, valued at roughly $36 billion, is worth more than the market values of almost 70 percent of the components of the S&P 500.

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He said Thursday that the deal announced on Twitter left key details unanswered, including whether there was a prenuptial agreement or other factor that kept MacKenzie Bezos from getting half of the assets. She was one of Amazon's first employees and reportedly drove her husband cross-country while he drafted part of the company's business plan, according to Business Insider's Mark Abadi.

Meanwhile Bezos posted a gushing tweet, saying she had "been an extraordinary partner, ally and mother". That would make MacKenzie the third-richest woman in the world, behind L'Oréal's Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, who is worth an estimated $52.9 billion, and Walmart's Alice Walton, who is worth $45 billion.

A source told PEOPLE in January, Bezos and MacKenzie "grew apart without even knowing it". The separation quickly turned into a media firestorm after the National Enquirer claimed to have evidence that Jeff Bezos was "whisking his mistress off to exotic destinations on his $65 million private jet". They are the parents of four children: three sons, and a daughter adopted from China.

Bezos is reportedly in a relationship with former Fox TV news anchor and helicopter pilot Lauren Sanchez, with whom he was having an affair prior to announcing his divorce.

Bezos later published a tell-all blog post accusing the tabloid of trying to extort him.

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