Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, 54 and his $140 billion net-worth are splitting up. Bezos and his wife of 25 years MacKenzie, 48 announced that they would be divorcing after 25 years of marriage. They have four children.
MacKenzie, a novelist married Bezos before he launched Amazon. They live in the state of Washington which means she is entitled to HALF! Which could make MacKenzie one of the richest women in the world.
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos released this statement this morning announcing their split on social media -
"We want to make people aware of a development in our lives. 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 incredible lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for everyone 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 pursing ventures and adventures."
And, Bezos has been dating former Good Day L.A. co-host Lauren Sanchez. Bezos and Sanchez became acquainted through her husband, Patrick Whitesell the Co-CEO of Hollywood agency WME.
Amazon's stock was up to $2.84 today to close at $1,659.42. Leaving Amazon with a market value of $811 billion, more than any other publicly traded company in the US, that includes Microsoft.