NEW YORK: This is the very beginning of 2019.After witnessing remarkable tech product news from CES2019 from Las Vegas, consumer technology world is going to see (not so well) historic happening in the life of richest man yet.
The announcement by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man, and his wife that they will divorce has captivated the imagination – how will they split his giant fortune, estimated at $136.9 billion?
And what will happen to the Internet retail giant – will his soon-to-be ex get a significant stake, and how would that affect his control of the company? The former MacKenzie Tuttle knew the 54-year-old Bezos before fame and wealth came calling.
The couple met in 1992 when he was a hedge fund manager on Wall Street, before he became an entrepreneur who changed the life of millennials throughout the world by altering the way they shop consumables. They married less than a year thereafter.
She was by his side for the entire Amazon journey, from the company’s humble beginnings in his Seattle garage in 1994 to its noteworthy success today.
As of 09 January, when the couple formally declared they would settle after a long separation, the 48-year-old MacKenzie, a novelist, is likely to become the richest woman in the world. As a result, this will dethrone Jeff Bezos as richest man on planet.
This is a developing story. More insights will be available in coming days.
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