Jeff Bezos Divorce poll

NetApp demogorgan
Jan 9 32 Comments

How many of you think MacKenzie getting(hypothetically) 50% of Jeff Bezos wealth would be fair?

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  • Amazon gTHU62
    I’d like to hear somebody’s reasonable argument for why it is fair because it really doesn’t make sense to me
    Jan 9 9
    • Amazon Nsgdbp
      Jeff and Mackenzie were married for 25 years. She has been with him since before he even started amazon, did not marry him for his money. They even had kids before he left his job and they moved to Seattle to start amazon. She has been part of the entire journey. Have you ever run a business and have a smart spouse at the same time? If you did you would know that spouse is totally a big part of it. I know because I have been through that journey. Even the legal system leans towards favoring spouse in such cases even in the absence of a pre nup. It is obvious that spouse deserves half here. She was his big supporter and equally involved in all early decisions that led to him starting amazon. Including the risk. Those of you who think this is unfair either don’t know their story or are just jerks.
      Jan 9
    • Amazon gTHU62
      It might be a jump to call us “jerks” when we are trying to hear other views. My experience in marriage is that while it is supportive it is also very challenging. It isn’t fair to simply assume that Jeff’s professional life was made better by the marriage. It could have been a distraction.
      Jan 10
    • Amazon Nsgdbp
      This is not a matter of views. As I said even the legal system leans towards supporting the spouse in cases like this. It is very clear. Your comments make you seem very young and immature. If his marital life was a distraction and bad for his professional life he wouldn’t have stayed in it for 25 years. He has made comments on his marriage several times.
      Jan 10
    • Amazon lolwhat
      Just because legal system favors women overwhelmingly, doesn't mean the system is right. In fact it indicates a need to revamp the system.
      Jan 10
    • Amazon Nsgdbp
      What kind of a backward regressive statement is that? It goes both ways, women or men. Under WA state law you have to split everything in half that you made during the course of your marriage. That is totally fair and square. Anything a person had before the marriage or made after the marriage ended is theirs to keep. Everything they made during that marriage is split in half. Doesn’t matter if wife is the bigger beneficiary or husband. Fair both ways.
      Jan 10
  • Amazon lolwhat
    I'm sure Jeff would have done far better in career had she not been there with her drama and nagging and fights and other things that wives do. To be fair, she should pay him a few billion to compensate for lost opportunity costs and emotional trauma.
    Jan 9 3
    • eBay Hemiami
      Fuck you. Loser.
      Jan 9
    • Bank of America blacKnight
      Perfect @lolwhat ...
      Jan 9
    • Amazon lolwhat
      @ eBay Hemiami,
      You wouldn't be so hurt had there not been truth in my comment.
      Why do you think that stereotype exists for wives but not husbands? Coz it's true af.
      Jan 9
  • RingCentral / Eng
    Duck-Bezos

    RingCentral Eng

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    Duck-Bezosmore
    She deserves half. There would have been no Jeff without her.
    Jan 9 2
    • Microsoft NoDefense
      Shut up
      Jan 9
    • RingCentral / Eng
      Duck-Bezos

      RingCentral Eng

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      Lol! Satya to the defense.
      Jan 9
  • Microsoft Dr. Root
    She'll get AWS and Alexa
    Jan 9 0
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    Compass Eng

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    FUPayMemore
    Who says she’s getting half?
    Jan 9 2
    • Facebook / Eng
      B13captain

      Facebook Eng

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      B13captainmore
      /r/mensrights
      Jan 9
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

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      FUPayMemore
      Nah, I’m just highly doubtful they would do an even split.

      Jeff is famous for his long term outlook on things and I’d find it very out of character for him not to have a solid prenup.
      Jan 9
  • Bank of America blacKnight
    It’s a easy business now a Days marry successful man.. and use him for his wealth and leave him for 50%... what you get is enjoyment + money without skill....
    Jan 9 5
    • Amazon Nsgdbp
      Do you know anything at all about them? She did not marry the Jeff Bezos you know today. She has been with him since before amazon. She was part of All early decisions and risk involved in starting amazon. Including decision to leave his job and moving to Seattle
      Jan 9
    • Bank of America blacKnight
      It’s called investment buddy.. when did I say she is not smart?.. yes she is smart.. she knew where to invest and now she is asking everything back with premium interest.. I am not saying she is wrong.. I am saying she did a good business choices.. but according my understanding and knowledge marriage is a pious relationship between two souls then few business deals...
      Jan 9
    • Amazon Nsgdbp
      What are you saying? Doesn’t make any sense to me. Why do you think she ‘invested’ in him? They worked at DE Shaw together, fell in love, got married. How was this a ‘good business choice’ from MacKenzie? At that time Jeff Bezos was a regular guy with a private equity company job and not an entrepreneur
      Jan 9
    • Bank of America blacKnight
      My friend to make sense what I say... you may be need to go through the hell I went.. anyways but I will pray to god you never need to.. may be our perspective to look at the things are not matching. If I will try hard to make the sense for you then I feared I might end up wrong few things that I should not.. anyways may be we both are at different stage of life and hence you are seeing what I don’t and I am watching that you are not...
      Jan 9
    • Amazon Nsgdbp
      Oh my god, write English, as I can’t follow anything you are writing at all. None of it makes grammatical sense and is hard to understand. All I will say is stop projecting your life on others. On this thread No one cares what happened with you. We are talking about Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie, and nothing gives you the right to say crap about Mackenzie just because some woman dumped you.
      Jan 9
  • Amazon / Product Amznnn
    Damn there’s some jaded dudes posting in this thread.

    “What happened, Harry? Some little filly break your heart?”
    - Lloyd
    Jan 9 1
    • Amazon KlQa52
      Yeah some of these comments are really gross
      Jan 9
  • IBM VJsX64
    She has sure worked hard building up Amazon from the bottom up.
    Jan 9 1
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

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      FUPayMemore
      As did all founding employees and they were rewarded with stock for their efforts.
      Jan 9
  • Amazon bandwagon
    I mean she was definitely with Jeff shooting in the gym. I get that people are mad when a woman gets half without contributing much but this was definitely not the case. 25 years of marriage and she played an early part in Amazon.
    Jan 10 0