Amazon's Jeff Bezos is Getting Divorce

Recent news reports state that Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon and the richest man in the world, is getting divorced.

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The question on everyone’s mind shouldn't be what his wife is getting as a part of the divorce, but rather, what Jeff Bezos will be left with after the divorced is finalized.

Like Texas, Jeff Bezos and his wife live in a community property state, which means that she is likely entitled to and may walk away with 50% of his vast fortune. However, it is unknown if they have a premarital agreement, which may have offered Jeff Bezos protection as a part of this divorce.

If you are getting married in the future and you plan to start a business, it may be worth it to look into having a premarital or post-nuptial agreement drawn up to protect your business and assets in the event of a divorce. It will be interesting to see what happens with Jeff Bezos and his wife. We will continue to update our blog as we find out more. 

Update: Likely No Prenup

Multiple outlets are reporting that the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement.  Since the couple lives in a community property state, Jeff's wife may be entitled to half of his estimated $144 billion net worth.

Read more about Jeff Bezos Divorce.

 

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