Jeff Bezos: World Richest Man And Wife MacKenzie Are Divorcing
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday morning that he and his wife MacKenzie Bezos are divorcing.
Jeff Bezos made the announcement in a tweet.
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have been married since 1993 and issued an amicable joint statement announcing their decision Wednesday. The couple has four children.
“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 in the statement.“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.”
In October, the Amazon chief and founder was named the wealthiest person on the planet. Forbes estimated his net worth was $160 billion and had increased by more than $75 billion from 2017.
That means this divorce could end up being very costly.
If MacKenzie Bezos were to receive a quarter of her husband’s fortune in the divorce — $40 billion — she would be among the world’s richest women.