• Jeff Bezos is extremely rich with a $176.6 billion fortune, the third-richest man in the world.
• Bezos and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Scott, announced their divorce in January 2019, and Bezos is now engaged to Lauren Sanchez.
• Bezos and Sanchez’s relationship has been the subject of tabloid attention, starting with a scandal involving a leaked sexy text exchange between the two.
Here is what happened:
Jeff Bezos is a legendary figure in the online commerce and disrupter worlds. His estimated $176.6 billion fortune makes him the third-richest man in the world, behind Elon Musk and Bernard Arnault. He founded Amazon, which became an online retail behemoth and close to an instant answer to your prayers (especially if you were praying for shoes, dish soap, and pet food). In January 2019, Jeff Bezos and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Scott, announced that they were divorcing. At the time, they shared four children, an estimated 400,000 acres of property, and the aforementioned billions.
According to relatives, the split was amicable. Bezos and Lauren Sánchez have been together since, and they got engaged in May 2023.
The couple’s union was initially painted in a scandalous light and Bezos took immediate action as his purported sexy text exchanges with Sánchez were leaked for public consumption. Bezos accused the National Enquirer of attempted extortion after threats to publish intimate photos unless he made a favorable public statement about the tabloid.
Following their split, Mackenzie Scott became one of the richest people in the world after her piece of the fortune was finalized. While Bezos’ ex-wife amassed a large fortune, he continued to be a legend within the business world, making big strides in philanthropy and space exploration. Together, Bezos and Scott have given away roughly $3 billion, and individually, Scott has gifted over $16 billion to charitable causes. Despite their significant charitable efforts, Bezos and Scott focused on ensuring their children’s privacy as a top priority.
The couple has acquired an impressive real estate portfolio and even though they may lead separate lives, they both continue to make significant impacts through their philanthropy.