The day they announced their separation on Twitter, the National Enquirer promised to reveal an affair it claimed had ended their marriage, contrary to the couple's statement that they were on a "long period of loving exploration and trial separation".
Under the terms of the deal, MacKenzie Bezos will hand over her voting power to her husband of 25 years. 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.
Many had anxious about what this divorce would mean for the future of Amazon.
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"In all our work together, MacKenzie's abilities have been on full display", he added.
"Excited about my own plans", she continued.
The pair announced the details in tweets on Thursday afternoon but offered no explanation as to why MacKenzie, who helped build the company, will walk away with just half of what she is entitled to. "Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next".
Jeff Bezos, in a Twitter message of his own, said his now ex-wife has been "an extraordinary partner, ally, and mother". Within their agreement, MacKenzie Bezos will retain approximately 4 percent of Amazon's outstanding common stock, which is reportedly worth around $35.6 billion and will make her the third-biggest shareholder at the company. "She is resourceful and brilliant".
That investigation eventually implicated Sanchez's brother, Michael, who has always been a supporter of Donald Trump.