After 25-years of marriage, Amazon-boss Jeff Bezos to divorce wife
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos announced on Wednesday he is divorcing his wife of 25 years MacKenzie. The billionaire made the announcement on Twitter, just three days before his 55th birthday. Jeff and MacKenzie are parents to four children, three boys and a girl they adopted from China. Jeff is currently the world's richest man, valued at $137 billion. The separation would be a costly affair.
Jeff and MacKenzie met and married while working at DE Shaw, a New York-based hedge fund. They soon moved to Seattle where Jeff launched Amazon. MacKenzie, who is a novelist, was Jeff's constant support when he decided to take the risk and build the company. Notably, shares of Amazon plummeted after the couple announced separation.
The statement, signed by couple read, "After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends." The couple said they were incredibly lucky to have found one other and all the years were blissful. "If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again," it read.
"We also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures. Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends," the statement added.