How will Jeff Be­zos split gi­ant for­tune?

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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 $136bn (about R1.9-tril­lion)?

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 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. They mar­ried less than a year later.

She was by his side for the en­tire Ama­zon ad­ven­ture, from the com­pany’s hum­ble be­gin­nings in his Seat­tle garage in 1994 to its mam­moth suc­cess to­day. They have four chil­dren – three sons and an adopted daugh­ter – aged up to their late teens.

As of Wed­nes­day, when the cou­ple for­mally an­nounced they would di­vorce after a long sepa­ra­tion, the 48-year-old MacKen­zie, a nov­el­ist, is likely to be­come the rich­est woman in the world.

Ac­cord­ing to TMZ, the Bezoses did not have a prenup­tial agree­ment – which could mean an even split of as­sets.

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