Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife divorcing after 25 years

Lewis Collier
January 10, 2019

"If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all over again".

And there may never have been more money than in this case.

Bezos, whose company became the biggest in the world this week by overtaking rivals Microsoft and Apple, has a net worth of around $160bn.

In 2013 the billionaire announced that he had bought the Washington Post newspaper. TMZ is reporting that Jeff Bezos has zero regrets about the way things unfolded 25 years ago when he and MacKenzie exchanged wedding vows. Buzz is that this divorce, therefore, will be a very costly affair. The couple own a home in a wealthy Seattle suburb within the county.

A year after their marriage, Jeff founded Amazon.

They are the parents of four children.

Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos in 2018.

Questions loom over how Mr. Bezos' 16 percent stake in the Amazon will be divided among the future former spouses. They have not yet formally filed for divorce.

More details to come. The company controlled an estimated 49 percent of USA e-commerce sales through 2018, according to eMarketer.

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Amazon shares were mostly unchanged at market close Wednesday after briefly dipping on the announcement in early trading.

This notable couple seems to already have these down.

Most of the 66 women on the Bloomberg index came into their wealth through death or divorce.

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But the Bezos divorce seems likely to attract more attention than when Google co-founder Sergey Brin - now worth $US49 billion - divorced his former wife Anne in 2015.

The couple met in NY at hedge fund D.E. Shaw when Jeff, the company's vice president, interviewed MacKenzie for a job, according to Business Insider. The couple announced the news on Twitter Wednesday just three days shy of Bezos' 55th birthday.

Why are Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos getting divorced? Her first novel was "The Testing of Luther Albright". So long as the company is growing and returning profits, he'll probably maintain their confidence, though a settlement could potentially put a dent in such Bezos side projects as the space exploration company Blue Origin.

The company has since expanded into an e-commerce giant.

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