Jeff Bezos, the richest groom in history, is gearing up for his second marriage to Lauren Sánchez by taking extensive measures to protect his staggering $138 billion fortune. The engagement of Bezos and Sánchez has not only brought them joy but also paved the way for their attorneys to prosper. Their engagement took place aboard the luxurious $500 million super yacht called the Koru, where Sánchez proudly showcased a breathtaking 20-carat engagement ring worth approximately $2.5 million, as observed in Cannes, France.
Although Bezos, 59, did not have a prenuptial agreement during his previous marriage to MacKenzie Scott, which resulted in a $38 billion settlement, it is reasonable to assume that the founder of Amazon.com Inc. will leave no stone unturned in safeguarding his multibillion-dollar wealth in his upcoming marriage with Sánchez, who is 53 years old.
Sánchez, a successful businesswoman in her own right, also possesses substantial assets that require protection. The couple already shares joint property assets and engages in philanthropic endeavors, which further adds to the complexity of their impending nuptial agreement.
The financial stakes are undeniably high for this power couple. Bezos, ranked as the third-richest person globally by Forbes, boasts a net worth of $138 billion, trailing only behind LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk. Despite experiencing a $57 billion decline in net worth due to a decrease in Amazon’s stock price the previous year, Bezos maintains his elite status among the world’s wealthiest individuals.
Since its establishment in 1997, Amazon has evolved into a global powerhouse, dominating various industries and expanding its services worldwide. Operating in 40 countries, the company serves customers across continents, from India and Brazil to most of Europe. Beyond its online retail dominance, Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides essential infrastructure to major websites and businesses worldwide.
In 2022, Amazon made a significant move in the entertainment industry by acquiring MGM’s extensive entertainment catalog for $8.5 billion. This acquisition included renowned film franchises such as James Bond, as well as a vast collection of TV episodes. Amazon Prime Video also entered the sports broadcast market, securing exclusive rights to “Thursday Night Football” and attracting an impressive 15 million viewers during its inaugural game.
Apart from its digital footprint, Amazon boasts a substantial physical presence. The company operates its own airline, Amazon Air, which employs a fleet of planes dedicated to delivering packages worldwide. Additionally, Bezos owns The Washington Post, a prominent newspaper with historical significance and considerable influence in Washington D.C.
Regarding real estate ventures, Bezos’ portfolio is valued at over $500 million. Notably, he acquired a 10-acre mansion in Beverly Hills, California, from film studio executive David Geffen for $165 million in 2020. He also possesses multiple properties in Manhattan, New York, and Washington D.C., including an exquisite Georgian-style residence in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood of the nation’s capital.
Meanwhile, Sánchez brings her own multimillion-dollar assets to the table. She is the owner of Black Ops Aviation, a company specializing in aerial videos, and has collaborated with esteemed clients such as ABC News Network, Sony Group Corp., and Netflix Inc. In terms of real estate, Sánchez possesses a substantial $6.2 million home in Washington, which she acquired following her divorce from talent agent Patrick Whitesell.
The couple’s shared passion for exploration extends beyond earthly boundaries. In 2000, Bezos founded Blue Origin, a private aerospace company with ambitions of advancing space travel. Recently, Blue Origin has gained profitability through cargo payloads and space tourism flights. Bezos himself fulfilled a lifelong dream by embarking on the company’s maiden voyage to space in July