CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos and his wife Mackenzie released a joint statement on Wednesday 09/01/2019 via Twitter announcing that the couple is set to get a divorce after a long trial separation.
As of this week, Bezos’ fortune has soared to more than US$160 billion. The couple have been married for twenty-five years and have four children. With no prenup known of, it’s likely his networth raked from Amazon being Wall Street’s most valuable company will be on the line.
From the early days of Amazon being started in a garage to launching e-reader Kindle and subsequently cloud computing, Amazon’s humble beginnings have paid off.
The couple assured the public of their continued friendship and them still being a family, among other things.
MacKenzie Bezos, 48, is an author who grew up in San Francisco, according to a 2013 profile in Vogue magazine. She attended Princeton University and met her husband at an interview for a job at a New York hedge fund, according to the magazine.
The pair have four children. At a Business Insider event in Berlin last April, Jeff Bezos said MacKenzie’s support was instrumental when he founded Amazon as an online bookseller in 1994, and that she did the accounting for the company in its first year .
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