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

Jeff Bezos Spotted at Golden Globes Party with Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez and Her Estranged HusbandMore

Jeff Bezos Spotted at Golden Globes Party with Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez and Her Estranged HusbandMore

Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, announced on Wednesday that they have made a decision to divorce after more than 25 years of marriage.

That means in the state of Washington where there are "community property rules", couples without a prenup split assets down the middle, thus meaning the Amazon CEO's fortune of $137B could be cut directly in half with a 50/50 split. How all of that will be divided remains to be seen.

A source close to the Bezos told DailyMail.com that the Amazon founder only began seeing Sanchez after separating from his wife, however, the National Enquirer claims the affair went on behind their spouses' backs.

"As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have chose to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends", they wrote.

National Enquirer who first broke the news, says that the relationship began before both couples separated and they have proof.

"Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends", the statement concludes before being signed "Jeff & MacKenzie". He is now the richest man in the world.

The Amazon CEO and MacKenzie, who have been married for 25 years, share four children: three sons and a daughter.

"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", the statement reads.

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

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.

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