Lauren Sánchez, a renowned American news anchor and entertainment reporter, boasts a net worth of $30 million per celebritynetworth.
She gained widespread media attention in 2019 when she began a romantic relationship with Jeff Bezos.
Before that, Sánchez married Patrick Whitesell; they tied the knot in 2005. However, the couple reportedly separated in 2018.
Whitesell, one of the two primary partners in the agency WME, has a net worth exceeding $300 million owing to his ownership stake in the agency, which owns UFC and agencies IMG and Endeavor.
Apart from her personal life, Sánchez has established a successful career as a news anchor, TV personality, and occasional actress.
Her notable appearances include being a co-host on “Good Day LA” and making various appearances on “The View.”
She has also performed as an anchor and correspondent on “Extra,” as well as on other shows such as “Larry King Live,” “The Joy Behar Show,” and “Showbiz Tonight.”
Sánchez is often acknowledged as one of the most beautiful women in the entertainment industry, with her physique garnering particular attention.
In addition to her on-screen work, Sánchez has been active behind the camera, founding her own aerial film and production company, Black Ops Aviation, in 2016. Moreover, she is a licensed helicopter pilot.
Lauren started her career by interning at a local news station in Los Angeles before graduating college and immediately securing an anchor and reporter job at a CBS affiliate in Phoenix.
Later on, she transitioned to entertainment reporting, working for the well-known show “Extra.” However, she changed course again and entered the world of sports journalism, where she earned her second Emmy nomination while anchoring for shows like “Going Deep” and reporting for FSN’s “Best Damn Sports Show Period.”
By the late 90s, Sánchez returned to mainstream news and won an Emmy Award for her work with UPN 13 News.
During this period, she also appeared on several shows, most notably “The View,” where she finished as the runner-up. In 2005, she became the new host of “So You Think You Can Dance,” a major career milestone, but left after a single season to devote more time to her first child.
Over the following years, Sánchez continued to make a name for herself by appearing on shows like “Good Day LA” and “Extra.”
She also played several acting roles in movies such as “Fight Club,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” “The Longest Yard,” and “Ted 2.” Notably, she played a news reporter in each of these roles.
In 2006, Patrick and Lauren purchased a Beverly Hills mansion for $11 million. They later expanded their property by purchasing the vacant lot next door for $4.5 million in 2017.
The lot was previously owned by the late director Tony Scott, who bought it for $800,000 in 2003.
After his widow sold it to a real estate developer for $2.85 million, the Whitesell/Sanchezes bought it for $4.8 million, resulting in a $2 million profit for the developer who held it for just one week. It seems that Patrick and Lauren were very determined to acquire the lot!
More recently, in November of 2021, it was reported that Bezos and Sánchez purchased a luxurious estate on La Perouse Bay in Maui, Hawaii, for $78 million.
The sprawling property sits on a 14-acre lot, and the main residence spans 4,500 square feet, with an additional 1,700-square-foot guesthouse.
The property also features a 700-square-foot pool and a private white sand beach. The main residence has an outdoor kitchen, a teak deck, a waterfall, and breathtaking ocean views.
The previous owner was the co-founder of a major energy company, and the private transaction was completed directly between him and Bezos.