Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos may split his $137 billion fortune in half when they divorce — here’s what typically happens when billionaires break up

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Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, would be divorcing after a 25-year marriage.
Bezos, who has a reported net worth of nearly $137 billion, lives in Washington, a community property state, meaning all assets acquired during marriage are to be divided equally, unless they signed a postnuptial agreement (according to TMZ, the couple did not sign a prenup).
This means Bezos may have to sell stock, which could affect his control of Amazon, according to a CNBC report.
When billionaires like Bezos get divorced, they more commonly have to deal with complex and illiquid assets, company issues, and public perception, divorce attorneys say.

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, were divorcing after 25 years of marriage.

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