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Behind on Jeff Bezos' beef with the National Enquirer? Here's the complete timeline of the feud to catch you up (AMZN)

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  • Jeff Bezos published a bombshell blog post in which he claimed that the National Enquirer was engaging in “extortion and blackmail” by threatening to release his intimate personal texts and photos.
  • It was the biggest bombshell in a feud that started in early January, when Bezos announced that he and wife MacKenzie Bezos were seeking a divorce — shortly before a story in the National Enquirer revealed that the Amazon CEO was having an extramarital affair with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. 
  • Bezos also insinuated that there could have been political motives behind the investigation into his personal life. 
  • The story has only gotten more complicated, as Bezos’ chief security consultant Gavin de Becker published an article in The Daily Beast that an investigation sparked by the Enquirer’s January report found the Saudi government had hacked Bezos’ phone and gained access to his private information. 
  • Here’s what you need to know about the saga, and how it involves President Donald Trump.

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On January 9, Jeff Bezos announced that he and his wife, MacKenzie, were seeking a divorce. The couple said in a statement: “As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends.”

Source: Business Insider

The couple first met when working at the the investment management firm D.E. Shaw & Co., before Jeff Bezos even founded Amazon. They were married for 25 years, and have four kids together.

Source: Business Insider

News of the impending divorce raised questions about its impact on the net worth of Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world. The couple reportedly didn’t sign a prenup agreement, meaning MacKenzie Bezos could potentially be entitled to half of the Amazon CEO’s $131 billion fortune.

Source: Business Insider, Forbes

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