Jeff Bezos-Wife’s Divorce to be Most Expensive Change of Heart?

Esequiel Farfan
Enero 11, 2019

He's been married wife Mackenzie for 25 years, but announced on Twitter Thursday that the two are divorcing after "a long period of loving exploration".

In 2013, MacKenzie Bezos told Vogue Magazine that she had met Jeff when he interviewed her for a job at a hedge fund in NY.

The announcement marked the second time Mr Bezos was in the news this week, after his company Amazon was named the world's most valuable company for a second time, replacing Microsoft at the top spot.

Because the pair were married before Amazon was founded, it's likely that MacKenzie Bezos holds a large claim to that fortune, though details hinge on where the couple files for divorce and if they had a prenuptial agreement.

"After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have made a decision to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends", according to a tweet that both of them signed. The two share four children together.

Amazon shares were up 0.2 per cent in midday trading on Wednesday.

Ms Bezos met her husband when interviewing for a job at a NY hedge fund, according to a 2013 profile in Vogue.

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The couple were engaged after three months of dating and married three months after that, according to the magazine. His 78.8 million shares of company stock are worth more than $130 billion.

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.

Prior to publishing her books, Bezos graduated from Princeton University in 1992 and, in 2014, she founded Bystander Revolution, an online anti-bullying resource that offers "advice about simple things individuals can do to defuse bullying and help shift the culture", according to the website. Their marriage has been off and on for a while, and they tried hard to fix things, but in the fall they officially separated.

He had solicited ideas on Twitter in 2017 for ways to donate some of his wealth. The company has also been a pioneer in cloud computing.

The billionaire, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the founder of Amazon. The business man also owns the Washington Post.

Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post newspaper, became the richest man in modern history between 2017 and 2018 when his controlling stake in Amazon gave him a net worth of $150 billion, according to Forbes.

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