A look at Jeff Bezos’ biggest assets

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The world’s richest man alive, Jeff Bezos and his soon to be ex-wife of 25 years MacKenzie, have come to a mutual agreement on their divorce which involves around $137 billion of net worth.

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In a Tweet, MacKenzie said "Happy to be giving him all of 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..."

In January, the couple stunned the world announcing plans to divorce.

“We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures. Although the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends,” said a statement signed by both Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos.

At the time, the couple did not address their massive assets or whether they had any prenuptial agreement or any other contract affecting the financial terms of their divorce (without an agreement, MacKenzie Bezos would likely be entitled to an equal share of her husband’s personal fortune, according to Bloomberg).

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FOX Business takes a look at some of the biggest assets owned by Bezos.

Amazon: Jeff Bezos, who founded the e-commerce behemoth with the support of his wife MacKenzie, owns a 16 percent stake in Amazon, or about 79 million shares of American stock. That accounts for about $130 billion of his personal fortune.

Blue Origin Rocket Company: Bezos founded the aerospace company, which is not publicly traded, in 2000. The business is expected to start competing directly with Elon Musk’s SpaceX by 2020. MacKenzie will relinquish her interests.

Nash Holdings: This private company owned by Bezos bought the Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million. MacKenzie will relinquish her interests.

Bezos Expeditions: This manages Bezos’ venture capital investments, according to Visual Capitalist. Over the years, it’s poured money into Twitter, Domo, Juno Therapeutics, Workday, General Fusion, Business Insider, Makerbot and Stack Overflow.

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Bezos Family Foundation: Run by Bezos’ parents, the foundation is funded through Amazon stock. It focuses mostly on early education, Visual Capitalist reported.

Property: Bezos owns land in Washington; Beverly Hills, California; Texas, Washington, D.C.; and New York City, according to Business Insider. He is the country’s 28th largest landowner, according to Land Report.

*This story has been updated from the original publish date of 1/10/19.

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