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Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced via social media they are ending their marriage.
The billionaire founder of Amazon shared a signed statement from the pair to his Twitter account, revealing the couple has already undergone a trial separation.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 9, 2019
“We want to make people aware of a development in our lives” Bezos tweeted. 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. 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. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again. 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.”
Jeff & MacKenzie
Bezos and MacKenzie, an author, have been married for 25-years, with Fox News reporting Bezos became a millionaire four-years into the marriage. MacKenzie was reportedly one of the first Amazon employees.
With an approximate net worth of $137 billion, Bezos is currently the richest man in the world.
The couple share four children together.