Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist MacKenzie Bezos are calling it quits after 25 years of marriage.
In a statement on Twitter, Jeff said, “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. 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. “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.”
It is unclear how their assets will be divided, but Forbes reports that Jeff is worth $140 billion. They own five homes: in Washington; Beverly Hills; Texas; Washington, D.C.; and New York City.
Jeff and MacKenzie met in 1992 while working at investment management firm D.E. Shaw. They got engaged after three months of dating and tied the knot the following year.
A year after their marriage, Jeff founded Amazon.
They have four children.