Some Missouri residents may be aware that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos, an author, were going through a divorce. On July 5, three months after the couple announced on Twitter that they had reached a settlement, a judge finalized the dissolution.
In April, MacKenzie Bezos said on Twitter that Jeff Bezos would keep 75% of their shared stock and would keep voting control of her shares even after the property division. MacKenzie Bezos will keep a 4% stake with a worth of over $38 billion. This makes her the third richest woman in the world while Jeff Bezos remains the world’s richest man. They have also created a parenting plan for their children.
In May, MacKenzie Bezos announced that she would be donating half of her fortune to charity. This was in response to an initiative called the Giving Pledge that encourages wealthy people to make charitable contributions.
The couple managed to maintain an amicable public relationship and to present a united front, and this may be a helpful example for others. A couple who can put their personal conflict behind them and focus on the legal and financial aspects of property division may find the process less difficult. This approach may also be in the best interests of their children. Negotiating an agreement for property division and parenting may leave both people more satisfied with the outcome. Even couples who are experiencing a lot of conflict may be able to avoid litigation through negotiations with the assistance of their respective attorneys. It is important for people going through a divorce to protect their financial interests even though this can be a difficult time emotionally.