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With Marriage Dissolved, Here's How the Bezoses Split Their Stock

Jeff Bezos keeps 75% of couple's Amazon shares, plus voting control of MacKenzie's

(Newser) - MacKenzie Bezos won't be the world's richest woman after all: She says she and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have finished dissolving their marriage, and that Jeff will be keeping 75% of the couple's Amazon stock. He'll also retain voting control over his ex's shares, she... More »

Bezos' Security Honcho Finished His Probe. Here's What He Found

Gavin de Becker fingers Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - In a lengthy piece posted to the Daily Beast , Jeff Bezos' investigator, Gavin de Becker, reveals what his investigation into the National Enquirer's publication of a story about Bezos' relationship with Lauren Sanchez turned up: that the Saudis accessed his boss' phone and "gained private information" from it.... More »

Enquirer Paid Mightily for the Bezos Texts: WSJ

American Media boss was outraged by upfront payment, sources say

(Newser) - The brother of Jeff Bezos' girlfriend provided the National Enquirer with racy texts the Amazon founder sent to Lauren Sanchez and was handsomely rewarded for doing so, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. The insiders say David Pecker, CEO of Enquirer parent company American Media Inc. and an associate of... More »

Brother of Bezos Mistress Speaks Out

Michael Sanchez says affair is a 'legendary romance'

(Newser) - Yet another twist in the Bezos-Sanchez saga: Michael Sanchez, brother of Lauren Sanchez, has hinted that he leaked explicit texts between his sister and Jeff Bezos to the National Enquirer—but not explicit photos. He tells Vanity Fair that he did not supply the "d--- pics" the tabloid's... More »

Bezos Always Did the Dinner Dishes. Here's What Changed

'As Amazon’s interest in entertainment grew, Mr. Bezos’ association with celebrity did, too'

(Newser) - "I didn’t realize the Wall Street Journal trafficked in warmed-over drivel from supermarket tabloids." That was how a rep for Amazon responded to the Journal when it requested an interview with CEO Jeff Bezos for what would become a piece titled "Jeff Bezos’ Journey From Private... More »

Report Alleges Brother of Bezos' Mistress Is Leaker

Daily Beast points the finger at Michael Sanchez, brother of Lauren Sanchez

(Newser) - Ever since racy texts between Jeff Bezos and mistress Lauren Sanchez turned up in the National Enquirer, a big unanswered question has been the identity of the leaker. The Daily Beast now quotes multiple sources within Enquirer parent company AMI to point the finger at Michael Sanchez, brother of Bezos'... More »

AMI Lawyer Says Bezos Threat 'Wasn't a Crime'

He says Amazon CEO knows who source was

(Newser) - The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid's parent company said Sunday. Elkan Abramowitz, an attorney for American Media Inc. chief executive David Pecker, said on Sunday a "reliable... More »

SNL Romps Over Bezos Brouhaha

'What do you think Jeff Bezos’ penis is going to look like?'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live launched its latest episode with the burning question on everyone's mind: "What do you think Jeff Bezos’ penis is going to look like?" In a Cold Open spoof of Meet the Press hosted by Kyle Mooney's Chuck Todd, the New York Times reports that... More »

Saudi Arabia Weighs In on Bezos-AMI 'Soap Opera'

Says it has nothing to do with any of it

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos' stunning blog post accusing American Media Inc. of blackmail made several references to Saudi Arabia, suggesting it might have had a hand in the leak of his texts—and Saudi Arabia has responded by knocking the situation as a "soap opera" that it has nothing to do... More »

Amazon's New HQ in NYC? Uh, About That.

Mega-retailer reconsiders amid political power-shift

(Newser) - The world's most valuable public company may not bring 25,000 new jobs to New York City after all, the Washington Post reports. Amazon.com—which chose to split its upcoming second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia, after a highly publicized yearlong search—is said to be... More »

Bezos' Blackmail Claims Get a Response From AMI

And more on the Amazon founder's allegations of blackmail

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos was made an offer he couldn't refuse and refused it, very publicly, on Thursday, by way of a Medium blog post that outlined National Enquirer parent company American Media Inc.'s (AMI) alleged attempt to blackmail him with sexual photos. AMI responded Friday morning with a... More »

Jeff Bezos Accuses Owner of Enquirer of Extortion

He says David Pecker's American Media is threatening him over photos and texts

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos has just put up a remarkable blog post on Medium in which he accuses the publisher of the National Enquirer of "extortion and blackmail." The Amazon CEO says that instead of giving in, he's going public with the threats—even publishing the letters sent to... More »

A Trump Foe Has Profited the Most Since Election

Jeff Bezos leads the way in growth of money among billionaires

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos and President Trump don't like each other much. (The president even refers to him as "Jeff Bozo .") But Bloomberg has done an unusual tabulation that suggests the two have common ground on the subject of money. Specifically, nobody on the planet has made more... More »

After Racy Texts Leak, Bezos Launches Investigation

'Strong leads point to political motives'

(Newser) - The world's richest man doesn't know how his racy text messages to Lauren Sanchez ended up in the National Enquirer —but he can afford to hire private investigators to find out. Gavin de Becker, longtime security chief for Jeff Bezos, is leading the privately funded investigation. He... More »

Silicon Valley Investors, This Should Worry You

Op-ed: The Bezos divorce surely won't be the last. Time to disclose pre-nups?

(Newser) - In the wake of the Bezos divorce announcement, two colliding truths should be on the radar of Silicon Valley investors, writes James Stewart in the New York Times . First, the divorce rate in California is about 60%, meaning that the Bezos' split surely won't be the last among the... More »

Divorce News Puts Unusual Spotlight on MacKenzie Bezos

It's not clear what's next for the novelist, who keeps a relatively low profile

(Newser) - She is an award-winning 48-year-old novelist, though better known to the world as the wife of Jeff Bezos. News of the couple's divorce has focused renewed attention on MacKenzie Bezos, who has generally kept a much lower profile than her in-the-public-eye husband. Some highlights from coverage:
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Trump Praises Takedown of 'Jeff Bozo'

He taunts Amazon CEO over divorce

(Newser) - One of the world's most powerful men took to Twitter on Sunday night to taunt the world's richest man about his divorce. President Trump praised the National Enquirer and mocked Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, as "Jeff Bozo" after the Enquirer published a... More »

Trump Has a Message for Jeff Bezos About His Divorce

'I wish him luck,' POTUS says

(Newser) - President Trump is no stranger to divorce, having gone through two himself, and when asked to comment on a high-profile divorce making headlines, he did have something to say to reporters. "Well, I wish him luck," Trump said, per the New York Post , when asked for his reaction... More »

Report: Jeff Bezos Is Dating TV Anchor Lauren Sanchez

They 'grew close' last year, sources say

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos tweeted Wednesday that his divorce from wife MacKenzie Bezos is coming after a "long period of loving exploration and trial separation." It also apparently comes after a period of Jeff Bezos dating former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Sources tell Page Six that the Amazon founder became... More »

MacKenzie Bezos, Soon to Be World's Richest Woman?

Maybe, though it's not yet clear how couple's assets will be divided

(Newser) - Could MacKenzie Bezos soon be the richest woman in the world? As Bloomberg explains, it's not yet clear what will happen to the couple's assets when Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie, an author, divorce , but an expert says those assets will likely be divided equally.... More »

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