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Amazon's Jeff Bezos is getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage

Jeff Bezos announces he and wife MacKenzie are getting a divorce Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie to divorce
Charles Bowen | 09 January, 2019, 19:30

In an interview with Vogue in 2013, MacKenzie said she met Bezos a year before they got married, when he interviewed her for a research associate job at a NY hedge fund where Bezos was a vice president.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are divorcing.

Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, announced this morning via the Amazon CEO's personal Twitter account that they've chose to divorce after 25 years of marriage. Bezos, 54, is worth $137 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world's 500 wealthiest individuals.

The Bezoses said they felt "incredibly lucky" for their 25 years together and would remain involved with each other as close friends and parents.

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Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos said in the statement that they hope to remain friends and "partners in ventures". There are no reports indicating the couple has a prenuptial agreement, meaning the wealth accumulated during their marriage would have to be split evenly.

MacKenzie Bezos is a novelist, and has written books including "The Testing of Luther Albright" and "Traps".

"My office was next door to his, and all day long I listened to that fabulous laugh". "How could you not fall in love with that laugh?" MacKenzie reportedly was one of the first Amazon's employees.

At Princeton, where Jeff also attended, she studied under legendary author Toni Morrison, who told Vogue that she was "one of the best students" she ever had.

Soon after they Wednesday, the couple quit their jobs and left NY for Seattle to found Amazon. Last year, the couple announced their first joint philanthropic effort-which pledged $2 billion to build preschools and help homeless families.

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