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Title: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Matthew on January 09, 2019, 12:40:00 PM
I'm no fan of Jeff Bezos, but I have a small amount of sympathy in principle. The man shrewdly acquired wealth of 137 billion dollars -- mostly by himself. Did his wife really earn a big part of that? Why should she get more than a few million which would set her up with an upper-class lifestyle (assuming she immediately retired) for the rest of her life? And that would be generous. Did his soon to be ex-wife really live an upper class lifestyle before he met her? I doubt it.

It's not like she created or built Amazon.com.

Just another example of why you should NOT get married unless you're a Traditional Catholic, marrying another equally-convicted Traditional Catholic. Beware converts. I didn't say "steer clear of all converts" -- I said beware -- that means be careful. Converts' Catholic roots are shallow; you don't know what they might do 20 years later under great stress or hardship.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/jeff-bezos-amazon-ceo-worth-137-billion-to-divorce-wife-of-25-years
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Maria Regina on January 09, 2019, 02:17:05 PM
Murder for hire would be cheaper in this case.

I do not trust Jeff Bezos. I do not trust him at all.

However, his ex-wife is stupid. Really stupid. Does she think she can get away with this?
She will have to watch her back constantly. What a nightmare!
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Matthew on January 09, 2019, 02:33:46 PM
Again, I can understand the thinking of some MGTOW types who are saying, "Man, Jeff Bezos, that was an expensive ____." and then proceed to suggest "alternatives" that would have costed him a fraction as much money.

I don't agree with their pagan morality, but they have a point.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Stubborn on January 09, 2019, 02:38:15 PM
Meh, he's got more money then he'll ever spend in this life and he can't take it with him, so what if he ends up with only a few billion after his divorce. I'm sure he'll figure out how to scrape by somehow. 
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Last Tradhican on January 09, 2019, 05:01:50 PM
Converts' Catholic roots are shallow
Very well put, I will steal that phrase. Thank you.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Neil Obstat on January 09, 2019, 05:12:45 PM
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Divorce is an abomination and re-marriage (while ex-spouse survives) is not of God. 
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How could all the money in the world help when one loses his soul in divorce? 
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Nadir on January 09, 2019, 05:49:15 PM
Converts' Catholic roots are shallow  :facepalm: Think Edmond Campion? Some of the best Catholics are converts.

Just commenting, not changing the subject!
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: ggreg on January 09, 2019, 06:44:13 PM
How do we know she is divorcing him?

Isn't it more likely he is trading her in for an younger woman?
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: MaterDominici on January 09, 2019, 07:11:43 PM
How do we know she is divorcing him?

Isn't it more likely he is trading her in for an younger woman?
I second that question ... who's idea was this divorce? He's already been seeing someone else.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: ggreg on January 10, 2019, 03:31:58 AM
Someone downvotes but does not post any evidence that Mrs Bezo is doing the leaving. :jester:

Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: ggreg on January 10, 2019, 03:33:45 AM
Looks like I was right.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8159938/amazon-jeff-bezos-affair-hollywood-mogul-wife-140bn-divorce/
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: ggreg on January 10, 2019, 05:03:51 AM
I'm no fan of Jeff Bezos, but I have a small amount of sympathy in principle. The man shrewdly acquired wealth of 137 billion dollars -- mostly by himself. Did his wife really earn a big part of that? Why should she get more than a few million which would set her up with an upper-class lifestyle (assuming she immediately retired) for the rest of her life? And that would be generous. Did his soon to be ex-wife really live an upper class lifestyle before he met her? I doubt it.

It's not like she created or built Amazon.com.

Just another example of why you should NOT get married unless you're a Traditional Catholic, marrying another equally-convicted Traditional Catholic. Beware converts. I didn't say "steer clear of all converts" -- I said beware -- that means be careful. Converts' Catholic roots are shallow; you don't know what they might do 20 years later under great stress or hardship.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/jeff-bezos-amazon-ceo-worth-137-billion-to-divorce-wife-of-25-years
"And with all my worldy goods I thee endow."

She had his 4 children (one is adopted) and was with him from a time before he started Amazon.  She stayed at home, ran what I were assume were very complicated domestic arrangements while he grew Amazon and probably worked insane 100 hour weeks and many weekends.  She had to deal with domestic staff, private jets, clothing, packing and up packing, sick children and have them happy and smiling for when daddy was around


It seems perfectly reasonable to me that she gets half if he is whoremongering around with other women after a 25 year marriage  The amount of money they have as a married couple is immaterial.  He made it partially because she was supporting him as his wife.  And the whole point of being married is you EARN the money as a couple.  I am surprise you don't understand this principle as a former Seminarian and a married man.  It isn't his money.  It is THEIR money.  It was their money the day they got married.  The endowed each other and pooled their wealth.

Shareholders don't create or build a company either, but the law still says they get paid dividends according to their shareholding.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Vintagewife3 on January 10, 2019, 07:07:51 AM
If he’s the one ending the marriage, and after a google search it seems like he is, after having a affairs which add to her public humiliation. Why shouldn’t he pay a little more? Half is going over. But if she’s the one who wanted to stay... I don’t think she should be punished for it. 


Also, women don’t say loving exploration..... that’s something I’ve heard men say when they want to be with someone other then their wives. 


Since this is in the early days we will all have to watch, and see who is right about who is leaving. Then whoever wins gets a part of that 137 billion 🤗
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Maria Regina on January 10, 2019, 09:52:12 AM
The warning signs of Jeff's infidelity were probably seen at the very beginning of his marriage.

Atheists do not have any real belief systems, so how can they take any marriage vows? How can they be faithful?

Catholic women who marry atheists are taking a serious risk as their unbelieving husbands may try to convert their wives and/or separate them from their families. In addition, since it is the faith of the husband which determines the faith the children will adopt, it is extremely important that a Catholic woman chooses a Catholic man. The husband is to lead the family spiritually. If the husband does not have the faith, how can he impart the Faith to his children?

If Jeff's wife married him for the money he could generate due to family wealth, then she is not to be pitied. That is called greed.

If Jeff's wife married him with the thought of converting him, that usually does not work.

Personally, I only became engaged to my future husband who was Protestant once he indicated that he sincerely wanted to join the Catholic Church and be baptized by her. He was baptized a month before our marriage.



Marrying an unbeliever such as a Muslim man is fraught with dangers as he will become radicalized if the wife becomes pregnant with his child.

I have known Christian men who have married Jewish women. Rarely will the Jewish lady convert to Christianity. Instead, the Jewish family will hound the man to denounce Christ and convert to Judaism, threatening disinheritance, until he ultimately does. It is an ugly scene. If a Jewish man marries a Christian lady, she will be expected to denounce Christ. Apostasy kills the soul.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: JezusDeKoning on January 10, 2019, 10:25:55 AM
I don't think religion has anything to do with it -- there are faithfully married unbelievers and Trad Catholics who regularly cheat on their wives.

It would be genuinely shocking if Jeff Bezos didn't cheat on his wife. He is one of the richest people to ever live. Amazon has been a multi-billion dollar company for a long time. Someone with his level of money, clout and power is not going to be faithful once the dollars start rolling in. And they have been for 25 years.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Vintagewife3 on January 10, 2019, 10:52:08 AM
Seems like two marriages have been ruined 

https://m.eonline.com/news/1003658/jeff-bezos-alleged-secret-relationship-revealed-hours-after-announcing-divorce (https://m.eonline.com/news/1003658/jeff-bezos-alleged-secret-relationship-revealed-hours-after-announcing-divorce)
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Cantarella on January 10, 2019, 10:56:22 AM
Seems like two marriages have been ruined

https://m.eonline.com/news/1003658/jeff-bezos-alleged-secret-relationship-revealed-hours-after-announcing-divorce (https://m.eonline.com/news/1003658/jeff-bezos-alleged-secret-relationship-revealed-hours-after-announcing-divorce)

Well...this is not a younger woman. She is actually slightly older than the wife :-\.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Vintagewife3 on January 10, 2019, 10:59:34 AM
Well...this is not a younger woman. She is actually slightly older than the wife :-\.
I feel sad for his wife, and the woman’s husband. But I’d does seem as something fishy was going on because how are two couples together so often, and no one can see the writing on the wall? Unless they were swingers.... I mean as a wife how can you not feel your husband distancing himself? Women can’t hide their feelings either. I’m sure she was openly flirting.... why didn’t her husband take a swing at Jeff? Just an odd situation. 
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Cantarella on January 10, 2019, 11:02:57 AM
How do we know she is divorcing him?

Isn't it more likely he is trading her in for an younger woman?

From my observation, it is the women for the most part who actually initiate Divorce. Most adulterous men are more than content to simply keep both, the wife and the mistress. Some women will accept this, and some will not.

In this case, it seems he is not trading wife off for a younger woman, as the mistress is the same age, almost 50.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: ggreg on January 10, 2019, 03:46:16 PM
These people are money junkies.  I've met billionaires several times before due to my job.  Two Russian, One US, One Chinese (Singaporean).  Having that much money completely changes your mentality.

Bezos is so rich that he can sit down with the agent ex-husband and cut him any deal he likes.  And 99% of the time the ex-husband will be pragmatic and content to take the 8 figure sum and keep his mouth shut.  People sell their children in the third world for far less.  $25-50m in cash for your ex-wife who doesn't want to be with you anyway?  I am thinking that the VAST majority of secular men would take the money.

Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: ggreg on January 10, 2019, 03:48:08 PM
From my observation, it is the women for the most part who actually initiate Divorce. Most adulterous men are more than content to simply keep both, the wife and the mistress. Some women will accept this, and some will not.

In this case, it seems he is not trading wife off for a younger woman, as the mistress is the same age, almost 50.

When I wrote that the news of his affair was not published.  It was a guess on my part.  And a pretty accurate one, because while she is not younger she is better looking in a slutty way.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: ggreg on January 10, 2019, 03:54:08 PM
I don't think religion has anything to do with it -- there are faithfully married unbelievers and Trad Catholics who regularly cheat on their wives.

It would be genuinely shocking if Jeff Bezos didn't cheat on his wife. He is one of the richest people to ever live. Amazon has been a multi-billion dollar company for a long time. Someone with his level of money, clout and power is not going to be faithful once the dollars start rolling in. And they have been for 25 years.
It has something to do with it.  External morality systems that you sign-up for are probably going to keep more people on the straight and narrow than making up your own rules.
A religion and culture that says adultery is wrong is more likely to be adhered to than one that says nothing is objectively wrong.
Bezos recently lost weight and started dressing more fashionably.  I reckon it is mid-life motivated.  Men get to 50-60 and pine for the buzz they got from chasing skirt in their 20s.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: MaterDominici on January 10, 2019, 05:38:25 PM
Someone with his level of money, clout and power is not going to be faithful once the dollars start rolling in. And they have been for 25 years.
While the time frames are nearly the same, it is noteworthy in this conversation that they met BEFORE Amazon was founded. They married in 1993 and his move to quit his Wall Street job and found an internet start-up was in 1994.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Cantarella on January 10, 2019, 06:25:03 PM
While the time frames are nearly the same, it is noteworthy in this conversation that they met BEFORE Amazon was founded. They married in 1993 and his move to quit his Wall Street job and found an internet start-up was in 1994.
I read somewhere today that he said in an interview that Amazon had been his wife's idea. Who knows whether that is true or not.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Cantarella on January 10, 2019, 06:27:43 PM
Again, I can understand the thinking of some MGTOW types who are saying, "Man, Jeff Bezos, that was an expensive ____." and then proceed to suggest "alternatives" that would have costed him a fraction as much money.

I don't agree with their pagan morality, but they have a point.

MGTOW types should really stop spending energy in thinking and talking so much about women, and go their own way already!  :)

Traditional monasticism is an honorable option, if done for the right reasons.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: ggreg on January 10, 2019, 07:22:46 PM
Then they (MGTOW) are not really thinking.  Whether you have 160 Billion or 80 Billion is immaterial.

If you spent $25,000 per day for the rest of Bezo's life, assuming he lives to 100 years old, he would spend less than half of 1 billion dollars.

80 Billion is earning around 4 billion in income every year if you invest it CONSERVATIVELY.

So he could spend $200,000 per day every day for the rest of his life and still maintain his wealth if he retired tomorrow and just sat on his assets.

Think of 1 million dollars.  He has 80,000 times that AFTER he has paid his ex-wife the same amount of money.

Divorce is nothing to him.  The only thing he has to fear is death, a global communist takeover, or the internet being destroyed by an electromagnetic pulse.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: Vintagewife3 on January 11, 2019, 08:43:44 AM
 I don’t know if any one is keeping up, but some leaked text messages got out from him to his mistress. They say romance is dead.....  :barf:
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: josefamenendez on January 11, 2019, 10:06:16 AM
One thing for sure, ex-Mrs Bezos will now be the most popular divorcee "catch" in the world (and I mean the WORLD). It's quite the dowry, no matter how many billions she winds up with.
Title: Re: Jeff Bezos stands to lose the most ever in divorce
Post by: ggreg on January 11, 2019, 10:11:57 AM
She's not bad looking either.  And a good figure.