Amazon Chief and world richest man, Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie are calling it quit with their marriage after 25 years of being together as husband and wife.
Jeff Bezos made the announcement on his twitter handle, telling his followers he needed to let them know what is presently going on in their family, saying:
“After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,”
“We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other,” the statement continued. “If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.”
Bezos, 54, and MacKenzie, 48, met and got married in 1993, while working at D.E. Shaw, a New York-based hedge fund, in the early 90s.
Shortly after, they packed up and moved across the country to Seattle, where Bezos launched Amazon.
MacKenzie is a novelist, who studied under Toni Morrison and won an American Book Award in 2006 for “The Testing of Luther Albright.” She’s also the Executive Director of an anti-bullying org. called Bystander Revolution.
Bezos, the richest man in the world with more than a $40 billion edge over second place Bill Gates, says, “Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.”
Amazon is now the most valuable company on the planet, worth nearly $810 BILLION!
Jeff and McKenzie announced last year they were starting a charitable fund to help homeless families and create preschools. It seems they will continue to work on their charitable projects together. In his statement, Bezos said they “see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures.”
They have 4 children together. They range in age from 13 to 18.