Jeff Bezos, wife announce divorce

Jeff and Mac Kenzie Bezos posted a joint statement on Twitter

Jeff and Mac Kenzie Bezos posted a joint statement on Twitter

While most people are familiar with Jeff Bezos (and certainly the ultra-convenient front-door service offered by his company), most aren't as familiar with his soon-to-be ex-wife.

Amazon is now considered the world's most valuable company, worth almost $810 billion, a CNN Business report said Tuesday.

The world's richest couple is splitting up. If he started his own country, Bezos' net worth would put him ahead of Cuba, Lithuania, and several other countries based on GDP.

"If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all over again". Did Jeff Bezos sign a prenup with MacKenzie Bezos? But even if she receives as little as 1 percent of the fortune, she'd still join the three-comma club. MacKenzie also accompanied her husband to Hollywood events after Amazon began a concerted push into video and original programming.

The couple married in 1993 after they met at hedge fund DE Shaw in NY, where they both worked. "In this case, they had no real assets vis-a-vis Amazon because when they got married Amazon did not exist". Otherwise, it might fluctuate. Bezos founded Amazon in 1994.

MacKenzie was one of Amazon's first employees and worked on the firm's accounts as the venture took shape.

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Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have been married since 1993 and issued an amicable joint statement announcing their decision Wednesday. They intend to remain co-parents and friends. So, the news of his costly divorce sparked a slew of hilarious comebacks from Twitter users, who speculated over how the separation will impact the tycoon's fortune. There wasn't any reason to expect discord.

A prenuptial agreement would not have been out of the question for the couple, as they were common in NY more than two decades ago and the couple could have gotten one because "they had significant earning potential", said Wendy Crew, a Birmingham, Alabama, attorney who specializes in family law issues. Wealthy couples often agree how to divide their assets before bringing the matter to a judge, and those details are often filed confidentially with the court. Her first novel was "The Testing of Luther Albright".

While studying at Princeton, MacKenzie was an assistant to Beloved author Toni Morrison. Morrison says Bezos is "one of the best students I've ever had in my creative writing classes ... really one of the best", according to Forbes. The pair have four children. He owns about 16 per cent of the retailer as well as the Washington Post and Blue Origin.

The Twitter statement from the couple suggests they will continue to work together on the charity.

The couple were engaged after three months of dating and married three months after that, according to the magazine.

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