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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Announces He and His Wife MacKenzie Are Divorcing

10 Janvier 2019

"Though the labels might be different, we remain a family and we remain cherished friends", the statement continued.

The divorce settlement could prove to be the biggest of all time.

And there may never have been more money than in this case.

Even in the most dramatic scenario where Bezos loses half his worth, Fortune reports he would still rank fourth on Bloomberg's list of world's wealthiest people.

Virtually all of that is tied up in the almost 79 million shares of Amazon stock (currently worth about $US130 billion) that Bezos owns, translating into a 16 per cent stake in the Seattle company. He owns about 16 per cent of the retailer as well as the Washington Post and Blue Origin.

The couple released a joint statement on Jeff Bezos' Twitter account Wednesday that explained the separation.

Here's a look inside the marriage of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. The couple has four children.

In this case, that includes Amazon, which Bezos founded soon after marrying MacKenzie.

Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. They have not yet formally filed for divorce. However, affairs in his private life are seemingly not going so well. "There would be no reason that the company would be affected by this divorce", Slotnick said. The Amazon CEO tweeted that they are splitting on amicable terms.

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos has been secretly having a relationship with Lauren Sanchez, a former TV anchor and the glamorous wife of Hollywood talent mogul Patrick Whitesell.

They both studied at Princeton University, and later met for the first time in NY, where MacKenzie worked for Jeff at D. E. Shaw, a hedge fund.

But Jeff Bezos doesn't need to worry about dating - he's still in his Prime.

A novelist, MacKenzie Bezos was a key figure in the early days of Amazon after she and Jeff Bezos moved to the Seattle region.

If Jeff Bezos signed a prenup, his fortune is safe.

"My office was next door to his, and all day long I listened to that fabulous laugh", she told the magazine. The company controlled an estimated 49 percent of USA e-commerce sales through 2018, according to eMarketer.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Announces He and His Wife MacKenzie Are Divorcing