Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 05:59 pm
Why are Jeff Bezos and Wife MacKenzie is getting divorced after 25 years of marriage?
Amazon founder, CEO, and President of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, 58, and his wife, Mackenzie Bezos, 48, jointly announced via Twitter on Wednesday, 9 January 2019, that they plan to get divorced. Their marriage came to an end after 25 years of being together.
They wrote, "We want to make people aware of a development 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 incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other".
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They continued, "If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it 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. Thought the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends."
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Is MacKenzie Bezos Could Become World's Richest Woman After Divorce?
Following the separation, Jeff Bezos' wealth will reduce and Mackenzie Bezos is on the verge of becoming the worlds richest woman if she receives half of the Bezos fortune. L'Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the world's richest women at present with $45.4 billion. She would also become the world's 5th richest person in the world with a net worth of $67 billion if the Washington state common applies for their divorce without a prenuptial agreement, according to Forbes.
The two were together in Seattle, where Bezos founded his company Amazon in his garage in 1994 with only $300,000 investments from his parents. He initially started Amazon as an online bookstore, with plans to expand it to other products in the future.
They got married in 1993 and has 4 children together including one daughter adopted from China.