How Much Could Wife of Amazon's Jeff Bezos Get in Divorce?

How Much Could Wife of Amazon's Jeff Bezos Get in Divorce?

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon and the wealthiest person in the world, announced Wednesday that he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, will file for divorce.

Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos met in 1992 when they worked together at a NY hedge fund, and they married in 1993 before moving to Seattle, where Amazon was founded the next year.

On Wednesday Bezos, took to social media to announce his separation as he wrote, "We want to make people aware of development in our lives".

Bezos and MacKenzie announced in a statement on the billionaire's Twitter account that they had chose to continue their "shared lives as friends".

They said they felt "incredibly lucky" for their 25 years together and would remain involved with each other as close friends and parents.

Although I will say, Jeff Bezos is 54.

"Jeff remains focused on and engaged in all aspects of Amazon", a company spokesperson said in a statement obtained by FOX Business. This week, Amazon became the most valuable United States company for the first time.

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Under Mr Bezos, Amazon launched the Kindle e-reader and revolutionised the way books are distributed and read.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has struck up a relationship with Los Angeles TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, as both the tech mogul and the reporter are in the middle of divorce proceedings. While not directly related to the operation of Amazon, a divorce for its founder could impact the company's future.

If Jeff and MacKenzie did sign a prenup when they were living in NY, it might have covered issues like defining separate and marital property. But even if she receives as little as 1 per cent of the fortune, she'd still join the three-comma club.

Jeff Bezos in September committed $2 billion through the Bezos Day One Fund to helping homeless families and starting pre-schools for low-income communities. There's also the fact that in Washington, where they now reside, assets are split 50-50 because it's a community property state.

From modest beginnings, Amazon branched out into nearly every product category, taking on established retailers such as Walmart Inc.

Today, they own five houses across the USA, in Medina, Washington, Beverly Hills, Van Horn, Texas, D.C., and Manhattan.

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