Who Is Jeff Bezos' Girlfriend?

Learn all about Lauren Sánchez.

Jeff Bezos' girlfriend Lauren Sánchez basically lived in a fishbowl in 2019 when it was first revealed that were dating—while they each were still married to other people. Fortunately for them both, Sánchez was used to the spotlight already thanks to her work as a reporter and correspondent. Today, she's happy to wax poetic about the bald billionaire.

“He’s so happy, he inspires me every day, he makes me a better person every day; he’s the most loving human I know,” Sánchez gushed to WSJ Magazine of her billionaire beau.

Get to know the Amazon co-founder's love and find out how much he paid out to his ex, Mackenzie Bezos.

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Who is Jeff Bezos' girlfriend?

Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos, co-founder and executive chairman of Amazon, attend "The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power" Los Angeles red carpet premiere on Aug. 15, 2022.<p><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/1415122209" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Emma McIntyre/Getty Images" class="link ">Emma McIntyre/Getty Images</a></p>
Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos, co-founder and executive chairman of Amazon, attend "The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power" Los Angeles red carpet premiere on Aug. 15, 2022.

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Jeff Bezos' girlfriend is Lauren Sánchez. She is a former reporter, Good Day LA anchor and Extra correspondent. She also hosted the first season of So You Think You Can Dance and served as a guest host on The View, counting Barbara Walters as her mentor throughout her broadcasting career.

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What does Lauren Sánchez do now?

These days, Sánchez mostly works with Bezos in various capacities, in addition to her work as a helicopter pilot specializing in aerial filming.

“Living with Jeff is like having a master class every day. What he’s really taught me a lot about is management," she told WSJ Magazine. "Biggest pieces of advice? I hold a lot of meetings and I would talk first in a meeting and he goes, ‘No, no, no. You’re the boss. You talk last. You let everyone else talk so that they don’t get swayed by your opinion.’ Keep meetings under an hour if you can."

Sánchez noted that Bezos strongly values efficiency, which appears to truly manifest itself in frightening ways.

“It’s the greatest experience I’ve ever had. I’ve always had a career very separate from my partner. I think now that I can work with my partner and be with him all the time," Sánchez added. "We love to be together and we love to work together. He’s helping me with [a] book. We fly together. We work out together. We’re together all the time.”

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What nationality is Lauren Sánchez?

Sánchez is American. Her family is of Mexican American descent.

What is Lauren Sánchez's net worth?

Lauren Sánchez's net worth is estimated at $30 million, which is a huge sum for a reporter of her caliber. The sum also includes her aerial film work.

How old is Lauren Sánchez?

Born Dec. 19, 1969, Lauren Sánchez is 53 years old as of this writing in January 2023.

Did Lauren Sánchez graduate from college?

Sánchez attended the University of Southern California, where she majored in Communications.

What movies has Lauren Sánchez been in?

Sánchez has made cameos in movies, most often as a reporter or newscaster, including:

  • Fight Club

  • Hollywood Homicide

  • The Day After Tomorrow

  • Cellular

  • Fantastic Four

  • The Longest Yard

  • Akeelah and the Bee

  • Zoom

  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

  • College Road Trip

  • Killer Movie

  • The Big Picture

  • We Bought a Zoo

  • Celeste and Jesse Forever

  • White House Down

  • Ted 2

  • Girlfriend's Day

What is Lauren Sánchez known for?

Sánchez was previously known as a reporter, anchor, host and correspondent, as well as for her aerial filming and helicopter piloting business.

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Who is Lauren Sánchez's husband?

Lauren Sánchez was previously married to Patrick Whitesell, the executive chairman of the Endeavor talent agency, from 2005 to 2019. They share a son and a daughter.

Before marrying Whitesell, she had a son with former NFL tight-end Tony Gonzalez in 2001. She was also reportedly engaged to NFL star Anthony Miller, sports broadcaster Rory Malkas and NYPD Blue actor Henry Simmons. She also dated Derek Fisher.

Did Jeff Bezos pay his ex-wife?

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Head of Amazon Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos arrive for the Axel Springer award ceremony in Berlin in April 2018.

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Cue the Blu Cantrell: When MacKenzie Scott and Jeff Bezos split, she walked away with 25% of Amazon stock to the tune of $35.6 billion.

How much alimony did Jeff Bezos give to his wife?

In lieu of traditional alimony, Bezos gave MacKenzie Scott 25% of Amazon stock in their divorce settlement. That totaled to about $35.6 billion.

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How much money did Bezos' ex-wife give away?

As of November 2022, MacKenzie Scott has donated about $14 billion across 1,500 organizations since her divorce from Jeff Bezos, or about 39% of her divorce settlement. Bezos, for his part, has pledged to donate most of his fortune, and has so far donated about $2.4 billion.

Perhaps somewhat defensively, Sánchez told WSJ, “Jeff has always told me, since I’ve known him, that he’s going to give the majority of his money to philanthropy. Not surprising to me at all. He just never felt the need to have to say it.”

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