Posted on Jan 10, 2019

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire, and founder of Amazon divorces from his wife after 25 years of marriage.

On January 9, Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced this in a joint statement. The couple said they made the decision to remain friends.

It has already been called the divorce of the century because the American businessman is richer than the Arab sheiks.

In a statement, published on Bezos’ page in Twitter, it is said:  “If we had known that we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again. We’ve had such a great life as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead”.

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Earlier the couple has been burst up for some time to understand what is better for them. The couple has four children – three sons and an adopted daughter from China.

After the divorce, MacKenzie Bezos stands a good chance to become the richest woman in the world.

The couple lives in Washington State, which is a community property state. So everything, which has been gain during the marriage, is to be split equally between the two. The total Bezos’ wealth was around $137 billion at the latest tally. So, MacKenzie Bezos may get $ 69 billion during the process, Bloomberg estimated.

At the moment, neither Jeff Bezos nor his representatives have reported about the existence of a marriage contract, which governs the process of property division.

But, as we can see in a tweet, the couple wants to remain friends, so maybe we won’t be the witness of huge and scandal divorce process. Also most likely, that Amazon Inc. will stand under the control of Jeff Bezos.

In addition, Bezos and MacKenzie have said they intend to remain partners in a number of projects. For example, in the anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution, founded in 2014. MacKenzie will retain the post of executive director.

The couple met in 1993 when MacKenzie was interviewed for a hedge fund in New York. She was an analyst, he was a vice-president. Bezos recalled that MacKenzie seemed to him smart, pretty and sexy.

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They worked in the office next door. And MacKenzie made the first step, inviting Jeff to lunch. After three months, the couple got engaged, and six months after the start of the relationship – they got married.

Bezos’ new girlfriend is Lauren Sanchez.

She is 49–year-old reporter. Lauren now is also divorcing from her husband after 13 years of marriage. Bezos and Sanchez have been spending more and more time together for a last 8 months. Bezos, according to the media, secretly drove Lauren Sanchez to exotic places on his personal plane.

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And what do you think, MacKenzie will become the richest woman in the world?

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