Bezos, 54, made the announcement on Twitter. According to the statement, he and his wife have been through a trial separation and have now decided to end their 25-year marriage.
Bezos said the divorce is amicable and they are grateful for the years they have been married to each other. He said they will remain a family and stay “cherished friends”.
He also adds: “If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.”
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 9, 2019
Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world. He and McKenzie own a total of 400,000 acres of property, making them 2 of the biggest landholders in the country. They have 4 children together.
The couple got married in 1993 long before Bezos became rich. He actually became a millionaire in 1997. They live in Washington, which is a community property state. That means any assets accrued during the marriage are split equally between them, unless there’s a prenup.
Amazon is now the most valuable company on the planet, worth nearly $810 billion.