Jeff Bezos’ bank account is poised to take a big hit with his divorce.
The Amazon founder did not sign a prenuptial agreement with his wife, Mackenzie Bezos, before their 1993 marriage, TMZ reported, citing sources.
That means they could divvy up their assets 50/50, as they will file for divorce in Washington, where all of a married couple’s property is considered to be owned by both of them.
Bezos is the richest man in the world with a net worth of $137 billion. He and Mackenzie announced they are getting a divorce earlier this week.
Bezos did not achieve millionaire status until 1997 — four years after he and Mackenzie got married.
If their property is split up evenly, Bezos’ net worth would drop down to about $68 billion, which would then make him the fourth-richest person on earth behind Bill Gates ($94 billion), Warren Buffet ($80 billion) and French business tycoon Bernard Arnault ($70 billion).