Trump Jeff & Former Mrs Bezos – How Much is She Worth Now ? What Donald said About Thier Divorce !

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Because of these connections, some are speculating that the Enquirer may have pursued the Bezos story to curry favor with Trump. An AMI spokesperson denied this to New York Magazine: “The National Enquirer has been doggedly investigating this story for four months and the extraordinary details and evidence uncovered by our team, and presented to Mr. Bezos’s representatives for comment early this week, underscores the kind of investigative reporting that the publication has long been known for.”

“The major thing for billionaires is that most of the time, their assets are very complex and mostly illiquid — with Bezos, a lot of his assets are linked to Amazon stock,” Jacqueline Newman, a matrimonial-law attorney who is a managing partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd LLP, told Business Insider.

Scott’s net worth 2020 Sept is currently pegged at $67.4 billion. In 2019, her fortune was estimated at $36 billion based on Amazon’s share price at the time. In her separation from Bezos, Scott retained 25% of the couple’s stock in Amazon, or about a 4% stake in the entire company.

Since her divorce, Scott—who announced a name change from Bezos in July—has emerged as a prominent philanthropist. That month, she revealed details of some of her charitable commitments, totaling $1.7 billion given over the prior year. Those donations included historic gifts to historically Black colleges and universities. She has also signed the Giving Pledge, a commitment among the wealthy to give away a significant portion of their money over their lifetimes—a notable decision because, in contrast to many couples who make the pledge together, Scott did so independently of her former husband, who has not made the same promise.

The Bezoses’ state of residence, Washington, further complicates matters for Bezos’ Amazon holdings. It’s a community-property state, which means wealth accrued during the couple’s marriage could be split in half, Karin J. Lundell, a matrimonial and trust and estate partner at Rower LLC, told Business Insider.

Such distribution could be altered if the Bezoses signed a prenuptial or a postnuptial agreement, she said: “Often, very wealthy people have prenups that lay out the division of their property. A prenup can carve out certain things and say, ‘We’ll divide this up.'” TMZ previously reported that the couple did not have a prenup, citing “sources with direct knowledge” of the situation.

In a Twitter statement on April 4, MacKenzie Bezos said she was granting Jeff Bezos all of her interests in The Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75% of the Amazon stock co-owned by the pair and voting control over the shares she’s retaining.

 

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55.8 billion USD
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Whatever the case, Trump seemed to enjoy the news of the Bezos divorce, telling reporters “it’s going to be a beauty.”

 

Still, the couple did have an incentive to present a united front. MacKenzie Bezos was, by many accounts, instrumental in the founding of Amazon. As Vox’s Gaby Del Valle notes, the two met when they worked at New York hedge fund D.E. Shaw. When they drove to Seattle to start Amazon, MacKenzie Bezos was reportedly behind the wheel. According to a 1999 Wired interview, she negotiated Amazon’s first freight contracts — from the in-house Starbucks in a Barnes & Noble.

“I was there when he wrote the business plan, and I worked with him and many others […] in the converted garage, the basement warehouse closet, the barbecue-scented offices, the Christmas-rush distribution centers, and the door-desk filled conference rooms in the early years of Amazon’s history,” MacKenzie Bezos wrote in an Amazon review of the book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.

In recent years, the Bezoses had also embarked on charitable ventures together. Last year, they established the Bezos Day One Fund, a $2 billion fund aimed at making grants to existing nonprofits fighting homelessness and establishing preschools in low-income areas, according to CNN. Separately, MacKenzie Bezos, a novelist, is the founder and executive director of the anti-bullying group Bystander Revolution, which has done work with celebrities including Monica Lewinsky.

As Del Valle noted, the Bezos divorce had potential implications for Amazon. Under the law in Washington state, where the couple live, MacKenzie Bezos could have been entitled to half her husband’s assets. Dividing those assets would have required that Bezos sell some of his stock in Amazon, which would dilute his control of the company as well as changing its public image — as Del Valle pointed out, “he’s been the face of the company since its founding in 1996.”

Meanwhile, Amazon was facing a storm of bad press in the wake of worker strikes and the company’s announcement that it was establishing new headquarters in New York City and Arlington, Virginia — in February, it announced it was pulling out of the New York City deal. As Vox’s Rebecca Jennings noted, 2018’s holiday season came with numerous guides to canceling Amazon Prime subscriptions. It’s not at all clear that negative coverage hurt Amazon’s bottom line, but it also wasn’t a good time for Amazon’s public face to be seen as a bad husband — or a bad ex-husband.

Especially embarrassing for Bezos were text messages released by the National Enquirer on in January, which the publication claims he sent to Sanchez months before the divorce announcement.

“I love you, alive girl,” one reads. “I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon.”

“I want to smell you, I want to breathe you in,” says another.

Meanwhile, there’s another wrinkle in the story of the Bezos divorce: President Donald Trump. Trump has long expressed his antipathy for Bezos and Amazon, even asking the US postmaster general to increase Amazon’s shipping costs.

Trump is also a noted ally of National Enquirer chief executive David Pecker, as Adam K. Raymond writes at New York Magazine. The National Enquirer’s parent company, AMI, entered into a “catch and kill” agreement with former Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep her from talking publicly about an affair she says she had with Trump, the New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow and others have reported.

Because of these connections, some are speculating that the Enquirer may have pursued the Bezos story to curry favor with Trump. An AMI spokesperson denied this to New York Magazine: “The National Enquirer has been doggedly investigating this story for four months and the extraordinary details and evidence uncovered by our team, and presented to Mr. Bezos’s representatives for comment early this week, underscores the kind of investigative reporting that the publication has long been known for.”

Whatever the case, Trump seemed to enjoy the news of the Bezos divorce, telling reporters “it’s going to be a beauty.”

The Bezos divorce, explained

Today, being a power couple doesn’t end when your relationship does.

Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos.
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos attending an Amazon Studios Oscars party on February 26, 2017, in West Hollywood, California.
 Jerod Harris/Getty Images

“We want to make people aware of a development in our lives.”

So began the joint statement issued on January 9 by Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, and his wife MacKenzie Bezos, announcing the dissolution of their 25-year marriage.

Something stood out in the Bezoses’ statement, posted on Bezos’s Twitter account: The couple really wanted everyone to know that they are staying friends.

“After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,” the statement read. “We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures.”

On Thursday, MacKenzie Bezos announced that the divorce was final, saying she was “looking forward to the next phase as co-parents and friends.”

The couple’s repeated assurances of their ongoing closeness were somewhat called into question a few hours after they released their January statement, when the National Enquirer teased a story claiming that Jeff Bezos was having an affair with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Soon after that, the National Enquirer released what it said were “sleazy text messages” sent by Bezos to Sanchez, and claimed to have seen “a cache of lewd selfies” sent by the Amazon CEO as well.

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