Perhaps you heard the recent news that the Amazon founder and his wife are getting divorced after 25 years of marriage. The news comes after rumors that Bezos was engaged in a months-long affair with TV anchor Lauren Sanchez.
Why is this such a big deal?
Because Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest man in modern history – and his wife may very well be poised to become the wealthiest woman.
Washington is a community property state. This means that judges are instructed to split all assets acquired during the marriage – including the money Jeff Bezos made after starting Amazon – 50/50.
This story is still developing, but you can read more here. This divorce is promising to involve one of the biggest settlements of all time.