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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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BWillie 05:55 PM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by Donger:
I believe that Kansas is one of the states that recognizes common-law marriage.
I don't live with her though. What about Missouri? I guess I'll just move to Missouri then when that time comes.
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SAUTO 06:29 PM 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
Sounds like she was there through it all.
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SAUTO 06:30 PM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
She pushed out 4 of his kids and was there from the beginning.


She deserves 1/2 of everything.
Probably the first time we agree
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Rain Man 06:51 PM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by MahiMike:
There goes her prime status.
Yeah, if this goes sour, you figure that every shipment she gets for the rest of her life will be three days late with a bunch of damage to the box.
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cooper barrett 06:52 PM 01-10-2019
I hope your SO reads this post and finds competent legal council and leaves you homeless...



QUOTE=JakeF;14023200]Call me jaded, I'll call you naive.

Jeff Bezos would have created Amazon whether he was single or married.

Unless MacKenzie contributed conceptually to the business platform, she doesn't deserve a larger amount than a regular divorce w/child support would deserve. His wife didn't create 137 billion, he did.

Any amount larger than 1 billion is a disgusting joke.

That settlement is going to hurt the business too because he will have to sell massive amounts of stocks to give her half his money or just give her half his stocks. Either way, he might lose control of his own business. Amazon is now going to be own and controlled by Jeff AND MacKenzie. Who knows what decisions she'll make. It could easily destroy the confidence of his stock owners.[/QUOTE]
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threebag02 07:09 PM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by Rain Man:
Yeah, if this goes sour, you figure that every shipment she gets for the rest of her life will be three days late with a bunch of damage to the box.
I would damage her box
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stevieray 07:22 PM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by Donger:
Well, good luck when she hits 42-45
....why?
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penguinz 07:25 PM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by Rain Man:
Yeah, if this goes sour, you figure that every shipment she gets for the rest of her life will be three days late with a bunch of damage to the box.
She has 4 kids. Already lots of damage to the box.
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BWillie 07:31 PM 01-10-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
She pushed out 4 of his kids and was there from the beginning.


She deserves 1/2 of everything.
Why does her having kids have anything to do with Amazon and the company he built?

Hopefully someday these outdated marriage laws will cease to exist. In the old days, the male was the breadwinner and the female was not expected to work so it makes A LITTLE sense that the wife would get half. Times have changed. We are all equals. She has equal opportunity to make whatever money she can on her own, as a novelist. Which is apparently what she does for a living.
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cooper barrett 07:42 PM 01-10-2019
My SO has had 4 kiddo's and her box is just fine. Sorry for your reality. Child birth leaves scars on many women.

I bet Bezo's SO gives great head, just not to him anymore.


They were equals i many ways, but (in case I fucked up) prove to me that Amazon wasn't her idea....
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SuperBowl4 07:51 PM 01-10-2019
He will be eating tuna fish sandwiches for a while. Might even see him down at the soup kitchen.
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BigRedChief 08:00 PM 01-10-2019
My wife is a teacher. Most here know where we live. Teachers don’t get to live this lifestyle. It’s my salary but we did it together. I would never in a million years think that if something happens she doesn’t deserve 1/2 of everything. She has earned it as much as I have. Probably a lot more than me.
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cooper barrett 01:35 AM 01-11-2019
When I got divorced many of my assets were held in trusts that my ex fought like hell to get to but never was successful. I would bet that Bezo's assets are protected in some manner as well.

I see Ms. Bezo's being listed as one of the top 10 land owners in the near future...
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TribalElder 02:57 AM 01-11-2019
Bezos has enough money for a rotating harem of prostitutes

So he probably decided why not
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PunkinDrublic 04:57 AM 01-11-2019
The divorce is expensive but the shipping for his new bride is free for prime members.
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