The divorce is further complicated by the fact the couple reside in Washington in the U.S. which is a "community property state" which means all assets and debts accrued during the marriage are considered equally owned by both spouses, unless a prenuptial agreement states otherwise.
Bezos announced his divorce from his wife in a Twitter post, Wednesday.
The divorce between Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and wife, MacKenzie, may be more complicated than originally expected.
After news broke yesterday (Jan. 9) about Jeff Bezos impending divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, it's now been confirmed that the couple married in 1993 without a prenuptial agreement.
The magazine claimed to have obtained an embarrassing exchange of texts between Mr Bezos, 54, and Ms Sanchez, 49, who is married to Hollywood talent agent Patrick Whitesell.
The National Enquirer revealed on Thursday it had tailed the billionaire for four months across five states as he engaged in secret trysts with Lauren Sanchez, a former Fox presenter. In another exchange, the Amazon boss reportedly wrote, "I want to smell you, I want to breathe you in".
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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.
Bezos is worth $137 billion, as per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The former Good Day LA host and frequent contributor to Extra and The View shares two kids with Whitesell and also has a son from a previous relationship. Virtually all of that is tied up in the almost 79 million shares of Amazon stock that he owns.
Bezos is the richest man in the world.
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".
Even though Bezos wasn't rich at the time, the divorce is likely to make his ex-wife the richest woman in the world.