- On Jan. 9, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced they were divorcing.
- MacKenzie is entitled to half of their total income and assets because the couple doesn’t have a prenuptial agreement.
- MacKenzie is a successful novelist, with two published books.
MacKenzie Bezos has been with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos since before Amazon even existed — and long before he was the richest man in the world. After 25 years together, the couple announced on Jan. 9 that they would be divorcing, leaving many to question what will happen to each of their finances once the divorce is finalized. Here’s a look at MacKenzie’s background, career and potential net worth after divorce.
Birthdate: April 7, 1970
Net Worth: Potentially $68.5 billion
Primary Source of Income: Amazon
Career Highlights: Published two books
Do Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Have a Prenup?
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos did not sign a prenuptial agreement, according to TMZ. If the couple files divorce documents in Washington, where they reside, state community property rules mandate that all earnings and income made during the marriage are to be split evenly among the two parties.
In addition to Amazon earnings, the couple owns 400,000 acres of property, TMZ reported.
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MacKenzie Bezos Projected Net Worth: $68.5B
Jeff Bezos owns 16 percent of Amazon, which is worth roughly $784 billion, according to Forbes. His shares and other assets bring his net worth to $137 billion, so if MacKenzie gets half, that would put each of their net worths at $68.5 billion.
In addition to the financial gains, MacKenzie could also find herself controlling 8 percent of Amazon stock. What she chooses to do with that share is up to her — she could sell it off or find herself with a larger role in the direction of the company.
MacKenzie Bezos’ Other Sources of Income
When MacKenzie met Jeff, she was working as a research associate at the investment firm D.E. Shaw. She later transitioned out of the investment world to become a successful novelist. Her first novel, “The Testing of Luther Albright,” won an American Book Award and was named a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. She released her second novel, “Traps,” in 2013.
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