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Amazon Jeff Bezos Announces He Is Divorcing Wife Of 25 Years

Amazon Jeff Bezos Announces He Is Divorcing Wife Of 25 Years

The head of Amazon Jeff Bezos has announced that he and his wife are ending their marriage after 25 years together.

In a post to his Twitter page, the company’s CEO said that he and MacKenzie Bezos had decided to separate.

According to the post by the billionaire businessman, the couple had already informed their close friends and family about their news and said the decision to split up wasn’t taken lightly.

The 54-year-old shared a photograph of the statement, which also revealed they had already been on a trial separation.

It said: “We want to make people aware of a development in 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.

pic.twitter.com/Gb10BDb0x0— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 9, 2019

With a reported net-worth of around $160 billion, Bezos is reportedly the richest man in modern history and met his wife – who is a novelist – while the pair were working at a hedge fund in New York.

According to reports, it was MacKenzie who made the first move on the New Mexico native, and the couple, who now have four children together, were engaged within just three months and tied the knot in six.

Bezos then went on to move to Seattle where he founded Amazon and made his fortune.

In 2013 the billionaire announced that he had bought the Washington Post newspaper.

Reports in the United States claimed shares in Amazon dropped shortly after the couple announced they were parting ways after a quarter of a decade.

However, earlier this week it was reported that Amazon surpassed software firm, Microsoft, as the most valuable company on Wall Street.