Jeff Bezos announced that he and his wife of over 20 years are divorcing. Jeff Bezos is worth over $100 billion, mainly in Amazon stock. He and his wife do not have a prenuptial agreement, which means she can take half of his assets.
Bezos has been liquidating his stake in Amazon to the tune of $1 billion a year to finance Blue Origin. The divorce could adversely affect Blue Origin, cutting its funding in half. Under such conditions the doors could be closed on the company.
In all due respect Bezos’ wife was instrumental in helping launch Amazon and as far as we know has been a faithful spouse and a loving mother of their children. I can only hope she has the same dedication to the mission of Blue Origin as Jeff does.