Jeff Bezos, Wife MacKenzie Bezos Divorcing After 25 Years

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with wife Mac Kenzie Bezos

Ms Bezos met her husband when interviewing for a job at a NY hedge fund, according to a 2013 profile in Vogue. Jeff was the first person to interview Mackenzie when she applied for the position, in 1992. The two were married in 1993. The couple has four children.

From modest beginnings as an online bookseller, Bezos and Amazon branched out into nearly every product category available, ending up taking on established retail giants such as Wal-Mart Stores.

It is unlikely that many details of the divorce will become public, NY lawyer Bernard Clair, who is representing Judith Giuliani in her divorce from former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani, said.

Others chose to base their digs on Amazon's often controversial ways of doing business. This week, Amazon became the most valuable USA company for the first time. The couple own a home in a wealthy Seattle suburb within the county.

Mackenzie is a novelist and the founder of Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organisation.

After 25 years of marriage, Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are divorcing.

He wrote: "We want to make people aware of a development in our lives".

Jeff Bezos' tremendous wealth has magnified the focus on him, though his divorce seems unlikely to enthrall the public like high-profile break-ups involving movie stars such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. If MacKenzie Bezos receives an even split of the fortune, she will rank as the world's richest woman. Bezos eclipsed Gates in October 2017. It's virtually the same as prenup (it divides earnings and assets), but the only difference is it happens after a couple ties the knot. Jeff was the company's vice president at the time, while MacKenzie worked as a research associate.

An equal division of such a fortune would be unprecedented. "They are successful in their lives", Crew said, "so most likely they are going to be able to be successful co-parenting together".

Oil industry magnate Harold Hamm's separation from Sue Ann Arnall was far messier.

In addition to Bezos' stake in Amazon, the couple have also acquired at least five homes in California, Washington state, Texas, Washington D.C. and NY throughout their 25-year marriage. Arnall later sought to reopen the case but the Oklahoma Supreme Court dismissed the appeal in 2015.

It's unclear whether they ever signed a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

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"They have a mutual interest in making sure that no one is concerned that the ship has sprung a leak", he said.

Hotel and casino mogul Steve Wynn's divorce in 2010 from Elaine Wynn resulted in an estimated $1 billion settlement ($1.1 billion inflation-adjusted).

The rest of the statement - the "wonderful futures", "loving exploration, ' sense that both parties have been "incredibly lucky", and will remain "cherished friends" - is all stock 'prettifying" divorce statement lingo in both Silicon Valley and Hollywood, and doesn't for a second rule out a vile, vicious and financially crippling extended battle to come.

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