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MacKenzie Bezos' success with her high asset divorce

The stakes are high during divorce, and even seemingly small decisions can significantly influence the outcome. During a high asset divorce, a couple must seriously consider the implications of dividing certain marital property. MacKenzie Bezos apparently made a few key decisions that ensured her continued financial stability after her divorce from Jeff Bezos -- the founder of Amazon.

Investing is just one way that some Illinois couples earn passive income. MacKenzie and Jeff were no different and had several sizable investments that they had to split up during asset division. MacKenzie chose to let her ex-husband have her stake in both Blue Origin and The Washington Post. While it might feel unwise to willingly let go of these investments, she received something much more rewarding in return.

MacKenzie ended up with 25% of the former couple's Amazon shares. Thanks to what ended up being 19.7 million in Amazon shares, her net worth following the divorce was $38.3 billion. Her net worth is now an astounding $47.7 billion, making her one of the richest people in the world. This would not have been possible had she not chosen to trade two other investments for a portion of the marital Amazon shares.

Emotions might be running strong during a high asset divorce, but it is not enough to think about a person's feelings and needs in the moment. He or she must look ahead and consider the financial implications of certain decisions, whether that be potential gains, losses or taxes. There is a lot on the line when dealing with investments and other sizable assets, so it may be prudent to speak with an experienced counsel who is knowledgeable in Illinois family law.

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