Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to divorce wife after 25 years of marriage

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to divorce wife MacKenzie Bezos after 25 years of marriage, they announced 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.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to divorce after 25 years of marriage


‘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.’

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

Much of that dollar amount comes from his 16 percent ownership stake in Amazon, so not liquid assets.

The division of the Bezos’ assets will be complicated because the two will continue to pursue joint ventures, according to the joint statement.

‘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.

‘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.

‘Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.’

Jeff and MacKenzie 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 there, 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 all before he founded Amazon, which he started from a garage in Seattle in 1994.

348 Comments

  1. Since the divorce is mutual and not one sided, its all well and good. I wish them good life after the separation.

  2. TO DIVORCE AFTER 25 YEARS OF MARRIAGE IS UNCALLED FOR,WRONG AND UNACCEPTABLE.

    LOOK HERE, MY GOOD FRIENDS, PLEASE, KINDLY GET BACK IN AND CONTINUE THE MARRIAGE UNTIL DEATH COMES TO EITHER PARTY.

    THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.

    SHALOM AND GOB BLESS.

  3. Well since they agreed together to divorce and continue as friends is very good. When you think that you are no longer happy just move on. Thank God they spoke good of each other and also cherish their years if being couple. I pray they find live elsewhere.

  4. That is white tradition. Marriage is not a must to them, hence they marry and divorce at anytime.

  5. So sad
    After 25 year please you guys should try and settle things so that your marriage will work well

  6. Divorce just like that well, as long as they know that their not compatible again is better for them to splits.

  7. What could have been the reason behind the split ? 25 years is not a joke. No matter what might have happened 25 years in marriage you guys have really come a long way to even think of divorce. Oyinbo people, their lifestyle is funny.

  8. this is serious the white life is not easy o when it comes to marriage is simple when it comes to divorce very very simple. i don’t want to marry from there.

  9. Oyinbo don craze. You are divorcing but will remain a family, partners, colleagues, and friends. What is the meaning of that? Because I am confused.

  10. The white man’s life style seem so simple at times but completely complicated. How on earth will I get divorce and still remain closed.

  11. SEPARATION AFTER 25 YEARS OF MARRIAGE IS NOT A JOKE,,,,,WHAT MUST HAVE HAPPENED THAT IS SO DIFFICULT FOR YOU GUYS TO RESOLVE RATHER THAN RESORTING TO A DIVORCE,TOO BAD I MUST CONFESS

  12. I just wonder why this wonderful couple will put in for a divorce..well if it’s good for tgem,okay

  13. This is serious, white people are not respecting marriage oo. Well, it’s their choice Sha.. since they are happy about the issue, best to them..

  14. See money, liquid or not.money is money. Divorce is not news in the white man’s country. I wish you guys the best.tomorrow now we hear they are married again.

  15. But would have caused divorce after 25years of marriage? Though that is white for you but they will still be good friends..

  16. This lovely couples divorcing after a very long period of marriage,. This is not worth saying sorry or sympathetic

  17. Marriage is for better for worst, you guys should iron things out, there is always going to be heard time.

  18. This people don’t value marriage that is why they divorce any how they like,I wish them well in their separate lives

  19. What kind of Marriage is that , divorcing after 25years of marriage and they want to leave as friends

  20. If there is mutual understanding I wish them best of luck as they separate and continue their life as friends

  21. That is a whole lot of years. 25 years, please you guys should try and settle things so that your marriage will work well

  22. I don’t get it. If you both have had great time together why divorce. White men and marriage sha.

  23. You are divorcing but will remain a family, partners, colleagues, and friends. What is the meaning of that? Because I am confused.

  24. so they’ll remain everything they are except being a couple, that’s good. Not all these ones that’ll break up after 2 months and become sworn enemies

  25. Interesting if you are still close like this why divorcing at all I don’t understand white men’s life is different

  26. It’s not all about the number of years spent in marriage, it’s all about understanding. Since they both agreed to path ways, it’s a thing choice

  27. White people and their funny lifestyle… After 25years!!!.
    I guess they don’t value the vows made on the alter…… Well, goodluck to them….. Happy friends mood to them both.

  28. Who are they deceiving? If they’re so great together then why are they getting a divorce?own it, u guys are no longer compatible.

  29. This is serious, white people are not respecting marriage oo. Well, it’s their choice Sha.. since they are happy about the issue, best to them..

  30. This is really terrible. Why divorce in the first place . It’s nice that the man recognised the fact that they’ve been building together, hence the need to remain friends and business partners and the rest.But 25 years is too much to be thrown away just like that

  31. If you love yourselves do your best and make it work…. It’s devastating to throw it just away after unresolved differences.

  32. It baffles me why couple living together for 25 years will seek divorce for no genuine reason and are happy relating as friends and associates. This is what we see in the Western world try it in Nigeria and you will not live to tell the story.

  33. This is a divorce with good understanding.. But what ever the issue might be you both would have tired to resolve them and leave happily together forever

  34. This is not applaudable, it’s true that you two decided to part but the whats your example to the youth

  35. Is a very bad thing because after 25yrs you then now want to divorce is very very bad please they should reconsign

  36. It’s like they have already made up their minds on the divorce, they look so close on the picture, i wish them well and all the best

  37. Divorce has become the order of the day… especially amongst the wealthy. Well since the have made the decision amicably, let their desires be respected.

  38. After 25 years of marriage all he can say not her , cause clearly her voice hasn’t been heard yet , is that they had fun , so why the break up, some people are so naive

  39. Divorce is not the best option in marriage because God doesn’t want it so. Anyway, I wish them the best in life.

  40. Lovely couple…why the divorce now? white ppl with their way of life…They look good together.

  41. That’s so bad am not happy for their divorcing at all why did they married each other before when they knew that they will still divorce.

  42. Divorce is not good. But the truth remains the truth, he should not divorce her, but to settle whatever it is that causes the divorce.

  43. After 25 years of strongly and building firm and businesses together?it not really a good idea to divorce.but u guys know better

  44. Hmm. White lifestyle with marriage can not be depended on o. They love this moment, the next moment the love has faded . confused people.

  45. serious why do people take marriage as a play and for funny you will definitely experience the bad of this

  46. Well is really not a new thing to them, cause we have known them for that…..divorce is just like a daily routine to them

  47. it is their personal decision and they know why they are divorcing, this is why developed countries are better than Nigerians because if it is Nigerian couple by now they will be fighting dirty on social media.

  48. He sure will lose alot of money and go down the forbes rating, but if they could stay this long he should have just finished what they started. 25years is a long time that means he is not less than 50 how will he start with another woman.

  49. It baffles me why couple living together for 25 years of age will seek divorce for no genuine reason and are happy to be friends and associates. This can only be done in the Western world. If they try it in Nigeria they will not live to tell the story.

  50. These white people don’t value time at all.. you both have been together for 25years and you want to throw it all away… What ever that issue might be… Why divorcing now after 25 fat years… This is why I won’t marry a white man .. they see marriage as a contract that has a terminal point… Which is just too bad.

  51. Am really wondering what could actually be the bone of contention between them. From their post they sounded as two people who understands one another very much

  52. It baffles me why couple living together for 25 years will seek divorce with no genuine reason and they are happy to be friends and associates. Hmmmm this can only happen in the Western world. If they try it in Nigeria, they will not live to tell the story.

  53. That’s white man for you… I didn’t see anything wrong he wrote here which was the case of devorse

  54. After 25 years. These people and their opinion about of marriage. They don’t put value to marriage.

  55. WHAT MUST HAVE HAPPENED THAT IS SO DIFFICULT FOR YOU GUYS TO RESOLVE RATHER THAN RESORTING TO A DIVORCE,TOO BAD I MUST CONFESS

  56. Am not supprise thier marriages is like contract , its not like the Christian marriage of which divorce is not acceptable

  57. Its a matter of choice and decision to divorce, but its not entirely righteous to call for a divorce

  58. If they were living fine before,and they loved every moment they spent with themselves, then ,why the divorce?They should just try to work it out

  59. Divorce should not be an option in thier marriage if people of this class could divorce then others will want to do so

  60. I don’t support the idea of you guys divorcing, settle your differences and try to forgive each other for the betterment of your kids future

  61. Even though I am indifferent about divorce
    But if you people have managed 25years together and you claim you’re still family and friends can’t you continue?
    Just asking
    But then again whites I can never understand them fully

  62. That’s Americans for you, always simple and plain. Wish u both the very best as you taken this step.

  63. Why do they want to divorce after 25years of marriage? Well only God knows the reason why they want to divorce.

  64. Marriage is like a cross from the day you vowed to be together for good and worse.Divorce or separation is not an antidote to marital challenges.It your cross,you have to carry it.no marriage is perfect

  65. Divorce is not a good solution to marital problems.All you need to do is to seek maarrital counsel to strengthen your home.

  66. The should have a rethink about the divorce and resolves their differences and settle it and respect their 25 year of marriage

  67. They alone know their reasons for divorcing after 25years together. White people takes life easy, I respect them

  68. They can even decide to remarry cos so many things will join them together again.na so white people be o

  69. A very good divorced suit. No fighting, no exchanged of foul words. And they are still friends. Nice one!

  70. Life of the white’s… I wish them best of luck as the separate and still maintain their friendship

  71. This white people sef divorce is not just an issue to them, today marry tomorrow you see them coming back again to divorce again.

  72. The divorce is on call for after 25years . Well since they both agree to do, that is their own business

  73. WAS IT A CONTRACT MARRIAGE..YOU GUYS ARE CUTE TOGETHER….WHITE PEOPLE SELF..AFTER 25YRS LOOKING THIS LIVELY AND CUTE WHY NOT JUST CONTINUE ….YOUR GUYS THINKING PATTERN IS SO DIFFERENT THE REASON FOR YOUR DIVORCE IS LEFT FOR THE BOTH OF YOU ALONE…I WISH YOU BOTH BEST OF LUCK GOD CONTINUE TO SEE YOU THROUGH…

  74. See his intro, like he wants to tell a nice story. 25years is too far to cut it short now.

  75. Why did you have to divorce when you’ve been planning your family your family since 25 years ago

  76. WHAT KIND OF LIFE BOTH OF THIS COUPLES WANT AGAIN AFTER LIVING HAPPY TOGETHER FOR 25YRS….ANYWAY REASONS BEST KNOW TO THEM ANYWAY WISH THEM ALL THE BEST

  77. In some cases I come to like this people but sometimes the things they do without reason jurum Anya

  78. You can imagine how an average white man or woman thinks.. Very mature. No hassles at all.. Smooth transition to singlehood for now though.. Kudos to the then couple.

  79. I see no reason for the divorce ooo and besides you two are living happily why the divorce then you better think well oo

  80. 25 years is a long time to spend with another person, i hope that this was mutual and that they both find happiness in the future

  81. That’s a white man’s life for you, once the marriage is becoming suffocative and inconvenient for them they file for divorce without trouble. I bet the reasons are best known to them

  82. The reason for their divorced is not disclosed yet,well i guest they both want fresh and new ____ without cheating on each oder

  83. Hmm so incredible divorced without no tangible reason that was too bad God even hate divorce

  84. It seems they would be happier in their decision to divorce and remain as friends and business associates

  85. Why will you divorce her, what have she done that you can’t forgive her, is divorce the best option, please think about it before you make a mistake.

  86. Since the divorce is from both consent they should GI ahead since Jeff think it is the next option good luck though

  87. Its amazing and disheartening how people could end up a life long relationship like that.

  88. It’s amazing how things like this happens and how a man of his caliber enjoys doing this.

  89. Well is great they are separating in peace and they have agreed to split their wealth among their selves.

  90. It’s understandable in Abroad and not here in Nigeria or Africa, since it’s their wish to divorce amicably, nice one
    Good luck after divorced is all I wish you guys

  91. Though divorce is not the best option to me, but since you two understood each other to the extent of partnering after the separation, there’s nothing else to do than to wish you two the very best.

  92. Divorce is not a serious issue to the white…see how simple they take marriage.not here in Nigeria

  93. after 25years of marriage they decide to divorce and it’s not as if they quarrelled ooo it’s a decision that they wake up to one morning and decide to divorce what a world

  94. Am impressed. How many celebrities can have a mutual agreement on divorce like this? Am totally impressed.

  95. They must have come to an agreement to divorce. at least they have chosen to remain good friends for the sake of the children.

  96. I wonder what caused the divorce after 25years of marriage. I don’t why the whites don’t take marriage seriously. Anyway, the reason for their divorce is best known to them because it’s better to be divorced than to stay in an unhappy marriage.

  97. Nigerians take note.you don’t have to die to go your separate ways.oyinbo people sha!!!Money can’t buy happiness. See a good example even with all the money

  98. I don’t still know the reason for the reason for the divorce but either way, divorce is not right. The love is still there, so why not continue to live together as one till death do you part.

  99. To White men, they didn’t see marriage as serious something. So, that is life for them. not Nigerian

  100. Although I m not sure what caused their divorce but the fact that they are willing to stay as friends would help them a lot.

  101. I perceive maturity in this act but I hate divorce and am sure is better known to them their reasons of separation.

  102. I don’t think this is the best way after 25 years of marriage you guys want to divorce please its better the both of you do a rethinking..

  103. Americans are just so funny. You want to divorce and separate and continue as friends. After 25years, what about all the successes together? Please you guys should remember

  104. So what has their marriage worth to them all these while. Divorcing just like that. Its the whites lifestyle so am not shocked

  105. This is when divorce now becomes interesting because that wealth would be shared o unlike in some country.

  106. If that’s what they both want after 25years of marriage then they should go ahead with it

  107. For the richest man to want to divorce his wife of 25 years, it must be a serious matter which wr may not know. I would have loved them not to seperate.

  108. You see oyinbo life. They want to divorce and then continue as friends. Nigerians can’t do this. Beefing upon envy upon hatred!

  109. Why the divorce when you can still testify of been a good friend with your wife
    White people will never seize to amaze me

  110. I dont think this white people know what marriage is all about… Divorce everywhere, here and there

  111. I don’t like this idea of them divorcing, because is not good at all. For 25 years, the should have known themselves too well.

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