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US News'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again': Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a 'period of loving exploration' - but no word on how his $140BILLION fortune will be split

18:05  09 january  2019
18:05  09 january  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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' If we had known we would separate after 25 years , we would do it again ': Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a ' period 'As our family and close friends know , after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided

" If we had known we would separate after 25 years , we would do it all again . Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends." MacKenzie Bezos , a 48-year-old novelist , is often cited in the Amazon origin story as having supported her husband's

'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again': Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a 'period of loving exploration' - but no word on how his $140BILLION fortune will be split © Getty Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist MacKenzie Bezos have announced they are divorcing, through a joint statement on Wednesday.

Jeff Bezos shared the announcement on his personal Twitter account shortly after 9am Eastern, signed by both him and MacKenzie.

'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,' the statement read.

'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again.'

'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again': Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a 'period of loving exploration' - but no word on how his $140BILLION fortune will be split © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

Jeff Bezos is worth close to $140 billion, according to Forbes. The statement did not mention how the two will split that fortune.

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Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos said that he will divorce his wife of 25 years , MacKenzie Bezos , in a "As our family and close friends know , after a long period of loving exploration and trial " If we had known we would separate after 25 years , we would do it all again ," it continued.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is divorcing his wife of 25 years , RadarOnline.com has learned. If we had known we would separate after 25 years , we would do it all again . We ’ve had such a great life together as According to reports, Jeff and MacKenzie do not have a pre-nuptial agreement in place.

Much of that dollar amount comes from his 16 percent ownership stake in Amazon, so not's exactly the same as cold, hard cash.

The division of the Bezos' assets will likely be a lot more complicated than closing out a bank account, especially because the two will continue to pursue joint ventures, according to the joint statement.

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'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again': Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a 'period of loving exploration' - but no word on how his $140BILLION fortune will be split © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited '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,' the statement posted to Jeff's Twitter account on Wednesday read. 'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again'

'We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other,' the statement continued.

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'We've had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures.

'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again': Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a 'period of loving exploration' - but no word on how his $140BILLION fortune will be split © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends,' the statement read. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are pictured with their three sons and adopted daughter from China, attending the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Star Trek Beyond' at Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 20, 2016 in San Diego, California "Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.'

'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again': Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a 'period of loving exploration' - but no word on how his $140BILLION fortune will be split © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Jeff Bezos is worth close to $140 billion, according to Forbes. The statement did not mention how the two will split that fortune. Jeff is pictured attending the Amazon Prime Video's Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6 in Beverly Hills, California

When Bezos' net worth reached $105.1 billion in January of 2018, CNN reported that he was the richest person in history.

'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again': Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a 'period of loving exploration' - but no word on how his $140BILLION fortune will be split © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited When Bezos' net worth reached $105.1 billion in January of 2018, CNN reported that he was the richest person in history. Jeff is shown at left during a press conference on August 23, 2000 His wealth has grown exponentially in the last five years, with Forbes estimating his net worth at $32 billion in March of 2014.

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About 12 years after The Washington Post reported on his presumed misfortunes, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought that newspaper from the Graham “When we win a Golden Globe, it helps us sell more shoes, and it does that in a very direct way.” There are an estimated 54 million Prime members

When Jeff Bezos was 17 months old, his mom divorced Jorgensen. In 1968, Gise remarried Miguel Bezos , who arrived in Miami in Bezos would drive the packages to the post office himself in his 1987 Chevy Blazer . After books, the next items Bezos added to Amazon were music and videos.

'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again': Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a 'period of loving exploration' - but no word on how his $140BILLION fortune will be split © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited His wealth has grown exponentially in the last five years, with Forbes estimating his net worth at $32 billion in March of 2014. Jeff is pictured attending The Variety/Schroders Big Picture Media Conference on April 4, 2000 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City Now, he's worth $136.9 billion, and he and MacKenzie are thought to own more land, together, than almost anyone else in the United States of America, according to Business Insider.

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The two met at work in 1992 when Jeff was the first to interview MacKenzie at the  investment management firm of DE Shaw.

At the time, Jeff was a vice president, and MacKenzie had come on board as a research associate, Business Insider reported.

The two Princeton graduates were engaged three months later and married in 1993.

That was before he founded Amazon, which he started from a garage in Seattle in 1994.

The two share four children, including three sons and a daughter, who they adopted from China.

'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again': Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a 'period of loving exploration' - but no word on how his $140BILLION fortune will be split © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The two met at work in 1992 when Jeff was the first to interview MacKenzie, were engaged three months later and married in 1993. Jeff (left) and MacKenzie Bezos (right) are pictured at the Amazon Golden Globes After Party in Los Angeles on January 8, 2017

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