Amazon's Jeff Bezos has no prenup, $67B on the line

Jeff Bezos and his wife Mac Kenzie Bezos attend the Amazon Studios Oscar Celebration Feb. 26 2017 in West Hollywood Calif

Although the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon is now listed as the most wealthy man in the world, Jeff Bezos is reportedly set to lose a huge fraction of his fortune due to his impending divorce from his wife of 25 years.

For starters, the Albuquerque native began her journalistic career as an intern for a Los Angeles news station, while attending the University of Southern California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

They had been separated but were now making it official, their statement said.

PEOPLE confirmed Sanchez is also divorcing her husband of 13 years, Patrick Whitesell.

Bezos is now the world's richest person, with an estimated net worth of US$137 (A$190.9) billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which means this divorce could end up being very costly. She served as the initial host on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, and has been a contributor to TV shows including The View, Larry King Live, Showbiz Tonight, and The Joy Behar Show.

As for her personal life, Sanchez was previously in a relationship with former National Football League tight end Tony Gonzalez, with whom she has a son, Nikko, who was born in 2001.

NY matrimonial lawyer Bernard Clair said in that case a judge would likely determine MacKenzie Bezos' share of Amazon stock based on her contribution to her husband's success, which could include helping him make important business decisions or raising their children so he could focus on work.

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Sanchez and Bezos reportedly became close after he hired her to shoot aerials for one of his projects.

Amazon said the divorce will not have any impact on Bezos' role or responsibilities at the company.

In their statement on Wednesday, Jeff and MacKenzie said they had been going through a "trial separation" in recent months. It's important to note that there was reportedly no prenuptial agreement.

Last year, the couple announced plans to commit US$2 billion to fund existing non-profits that help homeless families and to create a network of preschools in low-income communities.

Sanchez is still married to Hollywood talent mogul husband Patrick Whitesell, and sources say they separated this late previous year.

"After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have made a decision to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends", the couple said in the statement issued today via the Amazon CEO's Twitter account.

It was through her husband that Sanchez is believed to have met the richest man in the world. "We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other".

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