Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Amazon's Jeff Bezos has no prenup, $67B on the line

Lauren Sanchez Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Bezos Lauren Sanchez Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Bezos
Freda Brock | 11 January, 2019, 10:55

Even if MacKenzie Bezos should eventually depart with half of Bezos' wealth, valued at US$137 billion (NZ$202 billion) atop Bloomberg's Billionaires Index, the Amazon founder would remain among the top four most wealthy.

Sanchez is said to have recently separated from husband and Hollywood talent mogul Patrick Whitesell.

The joint statement concluded: "We've had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures".

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' divorce from MacKenzie is one of the hottest topics right now. I want to kiss your lips....

The Bezos divorce was first reported by the National Enquirer, which says it conducted a four-month investigation into Jeff's relationship with another woman.

In April he texted her: "I love you, alive girl". It claimed that Bezos met Sanchez as often as six times in a fortnight, took her on exotic holidays in his private jet and sent her selfies "too explicit to print".

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Indeed, most on Wall Street appear to be betting that the couple - which said in a statement this week they will "continue our shared lives as friends" - won't let their problems become Amazon's. She served as the initial host on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, and has been a contributor to TV shows including The View, Larry King Live, Showbiz Tonight, and The Joy Behar Show. Virtually all of that is tied up in the almost 79 million shares of Amazon stock that he owns. Sanchez has two children with Whitesell, a WWE/IMG agent.

Today, TMZ report that the couple did not have a pre-nuptial agreement and a significant chunk of Bezo's fortune could be on the line.

However, Bezos' wife, MacKenzie, knew the two were dating, the Post quotes an unnamed person close to Bezos as saying.

Concluding their gratitude, the couple further wrote: "We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other". Bezos added that "if we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again".

Fortune noted on Wednesday that Bezos" divorce could "remove the "world's richest man' title from Bezos' resume".

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