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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist MacKenzie Bezos are divorcing

‘If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again’: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a ‘period of loving exploration’ – but no word on how his $140BILLION fortune will be split

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist MacKenzie Bezos are getting a divorce
  • The couple announced the breakup over Jeff’s Twitter account on Wednesday
  • The couple did not mention how Jeff Bezos’ $140 Billion fortune will be split 
  • The two met at work, were engaged three months later and married in 1993
  • The two share four children, including three sons and an adopted daughter 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist MacKenzie Bezos have announced they are divorcing, through a joint statement on Wednesday.

Jeff Bezos shared the announcement on his personal Twitter account shortly after 9am Eastern, signed by both him and MacKenzie. 

‘As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,’ the statement read. 

‘If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again.’

Jeff Bezos is worth close to $140 billion, according to Forbes. The statement did not mention how the two will split that fortune. 

Much of that dollar amount comes from his 16 percent ownership stake in Amazon, so not’s exactly the same as cold, hard cash.

The division of the Bezos’ assets will likely be a lot more complicated than closing out a bank account, especially because the two will continue to pursue joint ventures, according to the joint statement. 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist MacKenzie Bezos have announced they are divorcing, through a joint statement on Wednesday. Jeff (left) and MacKenzie Bezos (right) are pictured at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California in March

'As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,' the statement posted to Jeff's Twitter account on Wednesday read. 'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again'

‘As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,’ the statement posted to Jeff’s Twitter account on Wednesday read. ‘If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again’

‘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.  

‘We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and 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.’ 

When Bezos’ net worth reached $105.1 billion in January of 2018, CNN reported that he was the richest person in history.

His wealth has grown exponentially in the last five years, with Forbes estimating his net worth at $32 billion in March of 2014. 

Now, he’s worth $136.9 billion, and he and MacKenzie are thought to own more land, together, than almost anyone else in America, according to Business Insider.  

The two met at work in 1992 when Jeff was the first to interview MacKenzie, were engaged three months later and married in 1993. 

That was before he founded Amazon, which he started from a garage in Seattle in 1994. 

The two share four children, including three sons and a daughter, who they adopted from China. 

Jeff Bezos is worth close to $140 billion, according to Forbes. The statement did not mention how the two will split that fortune. Jeff is pictured attending the Amazon Prime Video's Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6 in Beverly Hills, California

Jeff Bezos is worth close to $140 billion, according to Forbes. The statement did not mention how the two will split that fortune. Jeff is pictured attending the Amazon Prime Video’s Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6 in Beverly Hills, California

The two met at work in 1992 when Jeff was the first to interview MacKenzie, were engaged three months later and married in 1993. Jeff (left) and MacKenzie Bezos (right) are pictured at the Amazon Golden Globes After Party in Los Angeles on January 8, 2017

The two met at work in 1992 when Jeff was the first to interview MacKenzie, were engaged three months later and married in 1993. Jeff (left) and MacKenzie Bezos (right) are pictured at the Amazon Golden Globes After Party in Los Angeles on January 8, 2017



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