Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, recently announced that he will transfer a percentage of the company’s stock to his wife, Mackenzie. This transaction involves holdings estimated at more than $35 billion. According to the trades, while still pending, the Bezos divorce settlement will likely be the largest in world history.
Of importance, this was promptly accomplished under difficult circumstances. In a statement posted to his Twitter account, Jeff Bezos said:
In all our work together, Mackenzie’s abilities have been on full display. She has been an extraordinary partner, ally, and mother Mackenzie posted a tweet of her own, saying, “Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff from each other. … Happy to be giving him all my interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75% of our Amazon stock plus voting control of my shares to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies.
Jeff and Mackenzie’s decision is an example of parties who dignity resolved their dispute with dignity notwithstanding the amount involved and the background that led to the separation.
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