Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie did not have a prenuptial agreement and she will therefore be entitled to half of his massive $140billion fortune, according to TMZ.
Their divorce will be filed in Washington, a community property state, meaning all assets acquired during the marriage by either spouse are split equally, unless there is a pre-nup.
This would make 48-year-old MacKenzie Bezos the world’s richest woman, with a fortune of $70billion.
Since the duo’s fortune was amassed after they wed – just six months after meeting – there would have been little thought of a pre-nup at the time.
Jeff’s wealth has grown exponentially in the last five years, with Forbes estimating his net worth at $32 billion in March of 2014.