Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos $137B Divorce Involves No Prenup

Should Amazon's shares keep rising Jeff Bezos could return to his spot as the world's richest man

GETTY IMAGESShould Amazon's shares keep rising Jeff Bezos could return to his spot as the world's richest man

"Bezos, 54, and Sanchez, 49, have both denied cheating on their spouses since details of their romance emerged on Wednesday evening", the Daily Mail reported, adding that "the pair met several times for illicit trysts as often as six times in two weeks", and with Bezos taking Sanchez "on vacations on his $65million private jet", and sending her "erotic selfies that were "too explicit" even for the magazine to print".

While the National Enquirer claimed to have photos proving Bezos and Sanchez's affair, they also shared text messages allegedly from Bezos to Sanchez, in which he reportedly confessed his love (and said quite a few cringeworthy remarks).

Although the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon is now listed as the most wealthy man in the world, Jeff Bezos is reportedly set to lose a huge fraction of his fortune due to his impending divorce from his wife of 25 years.

Bezos and MacKenzie announced their divorce in a joint statement on Wednesday following a trial separation.

Bezos issued a statement on their separation, saying that "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". She reportedly met Bezos through Whitesell.

Sanchez is still married to Hollywood talent mogul husband Patrick Whitesell, and sources say they separated this late a year ago.

Following the National Enquirer's publishing of Bezos' alleged ongoing infidelity with Sanchez, Whitesell, 53, was said to have been "totally blindsided".

The divorce between Bezos and wife MacKenzie may be more complicated than originally expected
EVAN AGOSTINI APThe divorce between Bezos and wife MacKenzie may be more complicated than originally expected

Her other credits include hosting the first season of "So You Think You Can Dance" and co-hosting "Good Day L.A." on FOX.

The magazine claimed that the lovers had been dating since a year ago and that Bezos met Sanchez for illicit trysts as often as six times in two weeks, took her on exotic holidays on his $65 million private jet and sent her erotic selfies "too explicit to print". They share two children, while Sanchez also has another child from an earlier marriage.

She and Bezos were seen together in Los Angeles on Sunday, the day of the Golden Globes and at Amazon's after-party, the Post reported.

With Bezos' marriage to wife MacKenzie ending, he could stand to lose billions of dollars.

Bezos has a current net worth of $137 billion (down from last year's $160 billion), while Amazon is the most valuable company in the world with a total worth of $810 billion. This means that MacKenzie, a novelist, could snag a huge payday in the divorce.

Even so, the news puts the fortune of the world's richest man and the ownership structure of an era-defining, global powerhouse in a state of flux.

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