World’s Richest Man Announces Divorce after 25years in Marriage
“After 25 years of marriage Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie have announced their divorce. As the richest person in the world worth an estimated $136.2 billion, it is not clear yet how the divorce will impact his net worth, or whether it will affect his stake in Amazon, the e-commerce giant he founded in 1994. Bezos, 54, owns roughly 16% of the business, which comprises more than 95% of his fortune. If MacKenzie Bezos, 48, does indeed receive half her husband’s assets, she would be worth more $68 billion, making her the fifth-richest person in the world. Even a 1% payout would constitute one of the largest divorce settlements in history.” Forbes
Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the process of terminating a marriage or marital union
Divorce laws vary considerably around the world, but in most countries divorce requires the sanction of a court or other authority in a legal process, which may involve issues of distribution of property, child custody, alimony (spousal support), child visitation / access, parenting time, child support, and division of debt.
The only countries that do not allow divorce are the Philippines, the Vatican City and the British Crown Dependency of Sark
Reasons for divorce vary, from sexual incompatibility or lack of independence for one or both spouses to a personality clash.
Many believe that the poor get divorced for lack of money and of course that’s not the case for most rich celebrities who are divorced today. Divorce is becoming rampant for both wealthy and poor spouses, what could be the reason for this?
Speaking to a Nigerian about Jeff Bezos’s divorce , he said the divorce could be as a result of selfishness on the part of his wife as she may just want a piece of his wealth to herself through a court order.
Others are of the opinion that she has stood with him both thick and thin even before he became the richest man in the world and deserves to own a part of his property.
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