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The Lounge>"Holy No Prenup, Batman!" Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos file for 137billion dollar divorce
JakeF 02:19 PM 01-09-2019
Biggest divorce settlement in history if there isn't a prenup, there doesn't appear to be. :-)

THE NEW YORK POST

Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie announce divorce — unclear if the couple has a prenuptial agreement

By 0 and Lia Eustachewich
Published: Jan 9, 2019 11:49 a.m. ET
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/je...ent-2019-01-09
The Amazon founder and his wife are divorcing after 25 years of marriage.

Amazon AMZN, +0.47% CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the couple announced Wednesday.

“We want to make people aware of a development in our lives,” tweeted Bezos, the world’s richest person. “As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separate, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends.”

He continued: “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. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.”

The 54-year-old sits at the top of Forbes world’s billionaires ranking, with a real-time worth of $137.4 billion.

It’s unclear if the couple has a prenuptial agreement.

They reside in Washington state, which is a “community property state” — meaning divorcing couples without a prenup split assets 50-50, TMZ reported.


The Bezos own five homes in Medina, Washington, Beverly Hills, Van Horn, Texas, DC and Manhattan — making Jeff the 25th biggest landowner in the nation, Business Insider said.

The couple met in New York at hedge fund D.E. Shaw when Jeff, the company’s vice president, interviewed MacKenzie for a job, according to Business Insider.

MacKenzie, a Princeton graduate, landed the gig as a research associate and the two office neighbors fell in love — fast.

MacKenzie, who was 23 at the time and made the first move by asking Jeff out to lunch, was smitten.

“My office was next door to his, and all day long I listened to that fabulous laugh,” she recalled in a 2013 interview with Vogue. “How could you not fall in love with that laugh?”

Within three months, they were engaged and, three months later in 1993, they were hitched.

Jeff also gushed about his longtime love.

“I think my wife is resourceful, smart, brainy, and hot, but I had the good fortune of having seen her résumé before I met her, so I knew exactly what her SATs were,” he told Vogue.

In 1994, the newlyweds quit their Wall Street jobs and moved cross country to Seattle, where Jeff launched Amazon. He hired MacKenzie as an accountant — as one of the online bookstore’s first employees.

“To me, watching your spouse, somebody that you love, have an adventure — what is better than that?” MacKenzie told CBS.

The couple went on to have four children.

MacKenzie, 48, is an award-winning novelist who penned the “The Testing of Luther Albright” in 2005 and “Traps” eight years later.

At Princeton, where Jeff also attended, she studied under legendary author Toni Morrison, who told Vogue that she was “one of the best students” she ever had.

Last year, Jeff and MacKenzie launched the homeless charity Day One Fund together.

In his statement on Wednesday, he hinted that he and his soon-to-be ex-wife would continue working together.

“We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures,” Jeff wrote. “Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.”
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dj56dt58 09:21 PM 01-09-2019
You could buy a nice shovel and an alibi for a lot less than 70B
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Bugeater 09:22 PM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by JakeF:
True

Doesn't make it right but true. Antiquated law that should be changed.
There's no right or wrong in this case. Everyone is going to come out ok. Trust me.
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AssEaterChief 09:39 PM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by BWillie:
This is just maddening. Just maddening. Marriage is a piece of shit out dated social custom.
Yep, you'd have to be pretty dumb to do it these days
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stevieray 10:19 PM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by BWillie:
Marriage is a piece of shit out dated social custom.
Incorrect.

...lots of people just suck at it.

no pun intended.
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kjwood75nro 02:06 AM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by Bugeater:
No, it's not. You can't compare these cases to middle class divorces in any way.
Yes it is, and yes I can.

It follows a very prevalent and predictable pattern of a driven, successful man who has to give half of his earnings to a woman whose greatest accomplishment, by all rights, is marrying said man.

I mean, what accountant and novelist do you know is worth billions of dollars?

Per Google search, Phil Knight is the wealthiest accountant at $25 billion, but he wasn't just an accountant, and he didn't make that money working as an accountant for a business that somebody else (never mind his own spouse) had already started.

And the wealthiest novelist is J.K. Rowling at $1 billion, but that's Harry Fucking Potter. What the fuck did Mrs. Bezos ever write?

As it pertains to middle class divorces, it follows a common theme of a man doing all the heavy lifting, making all the money, assuming all the risk, and then being compelled by threat of legal violence to give half of it to a woman whose contribution nowhere near resembles an equal partnership to justify a 50:50 split.
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Baby Lee 02:08 AM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by TambaBerry:
throw her like 2 or 3 billion dollars and call it good. I mean what kind of utter bullshit is it that a woman can marry a man and take half of everytihng they have
Goonie goo-goo, Eddie!!
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SuperBowl4 03:39 AM 01-10-2019
When you are that rich the hot wife you once had grows older and after 25 years you realize you could have a much younger hottie. Time to lease instead of buy
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PAChiefsGuy 04:12 AM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by SuperBowl4:
When you are that rich the hot wife you once had grows older and after 25 years you realize you could have a much younger hottie. Time to lease instead of buy
So basically you are telling me marriage is about nothing but sex?
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kjwood75nro 04:18 AM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by PAChiefsGuy:
So basically you are telling me marriage is about nothing but sex?
If all pussies disappeared right now, how many women could get married based on other merits, and what would those merits be?
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SuperBowl4 05:38 AM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by PAChiefsGuy:
So basically you are telling me marriage is about nothing but sex?
For a rich guy like this and at this point in his life, yes! But why would he get married again? Once was enough. They both put a nice spin on why they are getting a divorce but I bet the bitching and nagging had something to do with it.
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cooper barrett 05:50 AM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by SuperBowl4:
For a rich guy like this and at this point in his life, yes! But why would he get married again? Once was enough. They both put a nice spin on why they are getting a divorce but I bet the bitching and nagging had something to do with it.
By whom?
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rtmike 06:52 AM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by eDave:
They should pose for a pic together with her holding his balls on a plate like youd see from from men with no prenup.


fyp
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Dallas Chief 06:53 AM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by kjwood75nro:
As it pertains to middle class divorces, it follows a common theme of a man doing all the heavy lifting, making all the money, assuming all the risk, and then being compelled by threat of legal violence to give half of it to a woman whose contribution nowhere near resembles an equal partnership to justify a 50:50 split.
I have a close relative going through this bullshit right now. Probably $15M at stake over a 4 year marriage to a gold digging cluster B. It was a nightmare from the start and I’ve been witness to the absolute mindfuck she laid on him. Now he stands to lose half of everything to this loose screw because of the prevailing 50/50 divorce rape madness. It’s sickening.
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scho63 07:17 AM 01-10-2019
I only have one word of advice: ESCORTS :-)
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mlyonsd 08:07 AM 01-10-2019
Radio guy said this morning if they split the assets down the middle he would end up being 4th richest person in the world and she'd be 5th.
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