He made the announcement just three days before his 55th birthday.
The couple chose to divorce after a long period of "loving exploration" and trial separation, and expect to continue as partners in joint ventures and projects, according to their joint statement. TMZ is reporting that Jeff Bezos has zero regrets about the way things unfolded 25 years ago when he and MacKenzie exchanged wedding vows.
And while the intimate agreements and details about Jeff Bezos' marriage still remain uncertain, we have a pretty good guess as to what Bezos will be up against if he does not have a prenuptial agreement.
The Amazon founder and his estranged wife said in a statement they'll continue to be friends and co-parent their four children.
If his $137 billion fortune is split equally with MacKenzie, it would mean Bezos would lose his title as world's richest man. She could receive as much as $66 billion based on Amazon's value to date. Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. Bezos's fortune has soared to more than $160bn, thanks to his stake in Amazon.More news: Modric after new Real defeat: ‘Our problems are not normal’
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The Bezos Wednesday in 1993 a year after meeting at a NY hedge fund company MacKenzie Tuttle, now 48, worked at as a research assistant, The Washington Post reported. Her father worked as a financial planner.
While studying at Princeton, MacKenzie was an assistant to Beloved author Toni Morrison.
In a 2013 profile in Vogue, she described herself as a "lottery victor of a certain kind" but not in monetary terms.
Last year, the couple announced plans to commit $2 billion to fund existing nonprofits that help homeless families and also to create a network of preschools in low-income communities.
After her husband became rich and famous, MacKenzie strove to retain her privacy, according to three people close to Bezos, who requested anonymity given the sensitive nature of the subject. She wrote the two books, and together they started the Day One Fund charity in 2018.