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The Myth of the Lone Genius Founder

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WHEN AWARD-WINNING NOVELIST MacKenzie Bezos and her husband Jeff Bezos, the chief executive and founder of Amazon, announced on Twitter Wednesday they were getting divorced, public discussion over the uncoupling quickly centered on the impact it might have on Jeff’s company, and on each sides’ net worth. Were he and his wife to split their estimated $136 billion fortune equally, news articles speculated that MacKenzie could become the “richest woman in the world,” far wealthier than even people like Elon Musk.https://www.wired.com/story/mackenzie-bezos-amazon-lone-genius-myth/?fbclid=IwAR39RbtOXXbpfKP_dvhNcg_MPSYPPKj81uzW-nHO7Eyw7zkPAebcn2CrIHc&mbid=social_fb&utm_brand=wired&utm_campaign=wired&utm_medium=social&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=facebook
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It seems like divorce is a trend that will never fade out. If it will make them happier then why not. No amount of money can really buy happiness though. Good luck to their new life, new path and new selves.
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What can you say about their divorce?
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Stop this idiotic narrative. She didn’t have to work at Amazon to get half. She didn’t have to help him in the early years to get half. She gets half because she’s his WIFE. Full stop.
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Stop this idiotic narrative. She didn’t have to work at Amazon to get half. She didn’t have to help him in the early years to get half. She gets half because she’s his WIFE. Full stop.
This made sense before women started working. This idiotic narrative, as you call it, is actually kinda important these days, particularly with the amount she stands to gain. Why should she automatically get half just because she's his wife? Oh, that's right: because she helped him.
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This made sense before women started working. This idiotic narrative, as you call it, is actually kinda important these days, particularly with the amount she stands to gain. Why should she automatically get half just because she's his wife? Oh, that's right: because she helped him.
Literally no. It’s the law. She could have sat around eating bon bons all day and would still be entitled to half.
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This made sense before women started working. This idiotic narrative, as you call it, is actually kinda important these days, particularly with the amount she stands to gain. Why should she automatically get half just because she's his wife? Oh, that's right: because she helped him.
She's getting half in the divorce settlement because they didn't sign a prenup stating that she'd receive a different percentage since they both came from modest backgrounds, so legally she's entitled to half of everything that was accrued during their 25 years together.
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She's getting half in the divorce settlement because they didn't sign a prenup stating that she'd receive a different percentage since they both came from modest backgrounds, so legally she's entitled to half of everything that was accrued during their 25 years together.
Prenups don't work, women can just claim that they didn't understand what they were signing.
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Literally no. It’s the law. She could have sat around eating bon bons all day and would still be entitled to half.
But there wouldn’t be an Amazon if he she had done that lolz he probably would leave her back then too. You don’t build a business by yourself. There’s a lot of intricacies. And the biggest one is support from your significant other. Speaking from experience.
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They've been married for 25 years and have 4 kids and she worked at Amazon and supported him in many ways.
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It was literally a law 100 years back to beat your wife with a belt. It was literally a law that wife was man's property. So stop using this dumb argument. Just because something is law doesn't make it right. Humanity has constantly been changing it's laws, because they are not perfect.
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It was literally a law 100 years back to beat your wife with a belt. It was literally a law that wife was man's property. So stop using this dumb argument. Just because something is law doesn't make it right. Humanity has constantly been changing it's laws, because they are not perfect.
A family is an economic unit. I know a young family where they couldn’t afford to go to school both, so she went to work and supported him through college as a blue collar worker. Now he is a well paid programmer. If he were to divorce her would it be fair that he keeps “his” stock options and 401K and she just gets her shirt?
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Amazing to see all the people here who umm...don't...um...understand how a family works. Maybe that explains some things.
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