1. Jeff Bezos' Divorce Could Soon Make MacKenzie Bezos one of Amazon's Biggest Shareholders

    Jeff Bezos' Divorce Could Soon Make MacKenzie Bezos one of Amazon's Biggest Shareholders
    • Amazon could soon have a large new individual shareholder in the form of MacKenzie Bezos as a result of her impending divorce from the company's CEO.
    • Jeff Bezos owns 16% of the e-commerce giant, and MacKenzie could be entitled to up to half of those shares, which would giver her, with Jeff, one of the two largest stakes in the company.
    • Although the Bezoses are worth $137 billion on paper, nearly all of their assets are in the form of Amazon stock...
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    1. Washington seems to be the most logical place
    2. Considering the totality of the circumstances (as are publicly known), I think it more likely than not that a court would divide the stock roughly in half.
    3. The wild card here is I don't know the psychology each party has going into this divorce.
    4. I don't think she's an unreasonable person, so I don't see that happening.
    5. With someone who is as closely associated to his brand as Jeff Bezos, it may be that he will refuse a settlement that gives his ex-wife that much Amazon corporate power.
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