FILE – In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar y in Beverly Hills, California. Bezos says that he and his wife, MacKenzie, have decided to separate after 25 years of marriage. Bezos, one of the world’s richest people, made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, would separate, leaving many to wonder what would happen to the reported $137 billion fortune of the world’s richest man. A new report claims that the couple had no pre-nuptial agreement and a significant chunk of Bezos’ fortune could be on the line.
Citing sources with direct knowledge,” TMZ reports that the Bezos’ not in a prenuptial agreement, so their assets split to the middle. Many of Jeff ‘ s worth is tied up in Amazon stock, so the distribution of the assets will probably be too complicated, the news outlet reported. According to the SEC filings, Bezos is the owner of approximately 80 million shares of the company. He is selling shares at a clip of about $1 billion per year to fund his other company, space exploration company Blue Origin.
In addition to the stock of Amazon, which recently surpassed Microsoft, the world’s most valuable company (a distinction Apple previously held), the couple are also in possession of a vast empire of real estate, on a total of about 400,000 acres.
JEFF BEZOS, AMAZON CEO, IN THE AMOUNT OF $137 BILLION, TO DIVORCE WIFE OF 25 YEARS
Amazon did not immediately return a request for comment from Fox News.
On Wednesday, Bezos tweeted that the couple would separate. “We want to make people aware of a development in our lives,” Bezos wrote. “As our family and friends know that, after a long period of loving exploration, and trial separation, we have decided to separate and continue our shared life as friends,” reads the statement, signed by both of them.”
After the tweet, reports showed that Bezos, who in addition to CEO of Amazon and Blue Origin, the owner of the Washington Post, “to see,” former tv anchor Lauren Sanchez.
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