Richest Couple in the World – Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos To Divorce – May Split $137 Billion Fortune – Heres What Typically Happens When Billionaires Divorce

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Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Bezos are getting divorced after 25 years of marriage.
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Jeff Bezos, founder, CEO of Amazon, and the richest man (person) in the world, announced on Twitter Wednesday that he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are divorcing after 25 years of marriage.

Could the world’s richest man end up in the world’s most expensive divorce of all time? It depends.

For Bezos, who has a reported net worth of nearly $137 billion, there’s a lot more at stake than there is in a typical divorce — as is often the case with high-net-worth couples.

“The major thing for billionaires is that most of the time, their assets are very complex and mostly illiquid — with Bezos, a lot of his assets are linked to Amazon stock,” Jacqueline Newman, matrimonial law attorney and managing partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP, told Business Insider.

Read and see much more starting at ‘The Bezoses’ state of residence, Washington, further complicates matters for Bezos’ Amazon holdings’ at………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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