MacKenzie Bezos Deserves Half Of Jeff Bezos’ Fortune Because There Would Be No Amazon Without Her

MacKenzie Bezos was there from Day 1 helping to build and conceptualize what became Amazon. But there’s another reason she deserves half the fortune.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos created the world's most valuable company during the 25 years he was married to MacKenzie Bezos. The couple, who announced plans for divorce on Wednesday, apparently have no prenuptial agreement and live in a state where assets are split 50-50. MacKenzie was part of Amazon's early team, helping to come up with the name and serving as its first accountant. But there's another reason she deserves half of the $137 billion Amazon fortune.

Jeff Bezos, the world's wealthiest person and the CEO of Amazon, is getting divorced from MacKenzie Bezos, his spouse of 25 years.

Apparently, there was no prenup. And in Washington, where the couple lives, assets acquired during a prenup-less marriage are split 50-50.

If you're married to the world's richest person (Bezos' net worth is $137 billion!) who is entirely self-made, do you deserve to get half?