Amazon boss Bezos’ divorce to cost $68.5bn. Or from $40bn used.

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Jeff Bezos, the boss of Amazon and the world’s richest man, has announced his divorce from MacKenzie, his wife of 25 years.

His wife’s solicitor actually posted divorce papers 20 years ago but Bezos hadn’t got around to picking them up from the neighbours.

If they split their assets equally, MacKenzie’s half-share of the combined fortune would be $68.5bn.

However, if Jeff clicks to see all buying options he might be able to pick up a second-hand divorce for as little as $40bn.

Alternatively, he could pay a premium price of $100bn for a marriage still in its original packaging that isn’t yet showing any signs of cracking.

Bezos has enough wealth to cover Britain’s budget deficit twice over and still have change.

If he’d paid all the tax he was supposed to Britain wouldn’t actually have a budget deficit.

It is somewhat ironic then that after Brexit Amazon will probably have more cash than the UK Treasury and the only hope for avoiding mass unemployment may be to turn Great Britain into one massive Amazon depot.

Many economists are fully expecting British skies to be blackened by Amazon delivery drones as the online retailer becomes the UK’s largest employer.

Which isn’t great news for our airports.

The couple married a year before Bezos started Amazon from his garage in Seattle.

Let this be a lesson for women everywhere – if you give up everything to follow your husband’s harebrained schemes you’ll become richer than God and definitely won’t become homeless.

So what are you waiting for? Sell your house and throw your weight behind that Dragon’s Den pitch for automatic wiping toilet roll dispensers.

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