Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced on Wednesday that he and his wife Mackenzie Bezos were divorcing after a long separation.
Billionaire-founder of e-commerce giant Bezos took to his Twitter handle to announce the new. “We want to make people aware of a development in our lives,” the 54-year-old father of four tweeted on Wednesday night.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 9, 2019
“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.”
The Bezoses said they felt “incredibly lucky” for their 25 years together and would remain involved with each other as close friends and parents.
“Though the labels might be different, we remain a family and we remain cherished friends,” the statement continued.
The couple, who have four children, met while working at the hedge fund DE Shaw prior to Bezos’s founding of Amazon.
Jeff Bezos is rated the world’s wealthiest man by Forbes and Bloomberg, with a fortune estimated at around USD 137 billion.
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