Amazon's Jeff Bezos worth $150bn announces divorce from wife MacKenzie

Amazon's Jeff Bezos worth $150bn announces divorce from wife MacKenzie

Not long after that, Jeff Bezos quit his job at Shaw and started an online bookstore.

But it sounds like the couple won't be harboring any bad feelings about their time together. He's the co-CEO of the major Hollywood agency WME.

Speaking at an event in Berlin last April, Ms Bezos said her support was instrumental when he founded Amazon.

Sources told the Post the pair had gotten to know each other through her husband Patrick Whitesell, a major Hollywood talent mogul to stars including Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Kevin Costner, Hugh Jackman. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie are getting a divorce after twenty-five years of marriage.

In any case, the couple will have to go through quite a lengthy legal process to work all this out.

Amazon shares were up 0.2pc in midday trading yesterday. They had already been through a trial separation in private. A source tells PEOPLE Bezos and Sanchez have been spotted spending more and more time together in recent months.

The couple on Wednesday described their breakup as very amicable. Jeff Bezos sits at the top of the Forbes 400 list and has a net worth of about $139 billion.

Amazon was worth $797bn (£634bn) when the United States stock market closed on Monday, after rising 3.4% and moving past Microsoft, valued at $789bn.

Amazon's stock edged up $2.84 on Wednesday to close at $1,659.42.

The company passed Microsoft this week to become the world's biggest publicly traded company by market capitalisation. While not directly related to the operation of Amazon, a divorce for its founder could impact the company's future.

"Jeff remains focused on and engaged in all aspects of Amazon", said Drew Herdener, vice president of communications for the company.

MacKenzie, an author, played a significant role at the company in the early years and "was there when he wrote the business plan", she wrote in a disparaging 2013 review of a Bezos biography written by Bloomberg Senior Executive Editor Brad Stone.

Bezos is worth around US$137 billion (AU$190 billion), according to Fortune, and Washington state's communal property laws mean any assets accumulated during marriage is considered to be owned by both members of the couple.

According to Refinitiv Eikon data, Ms Bezos does not hold any Amazon shares directly.

Ms Bezos, a Princeton graduate who is now a novelist, did accounting for Amazon for its first year after it was founded in 1994.

Related News:

  • This is how Diego Simeone reacted to Alvaro Morata rumours

    This is how Diego Simeone reacted to Alvaro Morata rumours

    AC Milan striker Andre Silva , who is now on loan with Sevilla , is reportedly wanted by Chelsea to replace Alvaro Morata .

    Helicopter Accidentally Decapitates Man in Florida

    A man was decapitated in a helicopter accident at a Florida airport Thursday, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. A mechanic was decapitated by the rotor blade of a helicopter after it rose into the air unexpectedly while he worked on it.
    Bengals targeting Rams' Taylor as next head coach

    Bengals targeting Rams' Taylor as next head coach

    Taylor knows the Cincinnati area well, having been the offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bearcats in 2016. He also spent time with the Dolphins as an assistant quarterbacks coach and interim offensive coordinator.
  • Liberals panic as White House prepares for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s possible retirement

    Liberals panic as White House prepares for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s possible retirement

    Dubbed the " Notorious RBG ", Ginsburg marked 25 years on bench last year since her appointment to the court in 1993. Rusch , MD, FACS, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation".
    Apple’s iPhone 2019 series will bring no major upgrade

    Apple’s iPhone 2019 series will bring no major upgrade

    As per the report, Apple is also planning to shift its display technology to OLED for the 2019 iPhone family of devices. This means the company's complete 2019 lineup would likely make use of the iPhone XR's Haptic Touch feature instead.
    'Criminal Minds' set to end after 15 seasons on CBS

    'Criminal Minds' set to end after 15 seasons on CBS

    Cast shakeups and behind-the-scenes drama have been the standard on " Criminal Minds " for the past several years. The series was created by Jeff Davis and is executive produced by Mark Gordon, Erica Messer , and Breen Frazier.
  • Spurs set historic 3-point shooting mark in 1st half vs. Thunder

    Spurs set historic 3-point shooting mark in 1st half vs. Thunder

    It was the first meeting of the year between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, and it was one to remember. During one stretch in the first quarter, Marco Belinelli knocked down three 3-pointers in a span of less than a minute.
    Derby County: Leeds United contacted over training ground 'spy'

    Derby County: Leeds United contacted over training ground 'spy'

    Derbyshire Police took to Twitter to confirm the incident, saying that no damage was done and no arrests were made. Derbyshire Police said the man was found "at the perimeter fence of Moor Farm and was spoken to".
    China offers Elon Musk permanent residency

    China offers Elon Musk permanent residency

    During the meeting, Musk expressed his affection for China, with Li responding by saying he could be granted permanent residency. Ellison's revelation comes as Tesla emerges from a rough patch.
  • Incredible helicopter rescue in the French Alps

    Incredible helicopter rescue in the French Alps

    The video was uploaded to Facebook by user Nicolas Derely on January 3 and has been shared more than 5,500 times. In the video, a helicopter is seen perching on the steep slope of the snow-covered mountain.
    Carlos Ghosn comes down with fever in jail, halting interrogation

    Carlos Ghosn comes down with fever in jail, halting interrogation

    The judge, Yuichi Tada, said it was because he was considered a flight risk, and the possibility of concealing evidence. The second charge against him alleges that the under-reporting continued for another three years.
    Rumour: FCA to pay US$ 650m for diesel emission settlement

    Rumour: FCA to pay US$ 650m for diesel emission settlement

    Fiat Chrysler has maintained that it didn't deliberately scheme to cheat emissions tests and the company didn't admit wrongdoing. The company also reached a $280 million settlement with the owners of 100,000 diesel-powered Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup.


Most liked

SpaceX launches final batch of Iridium telecom satellites (and lands rocket)
Alternatively astronauts could continue exploration and building further stations to set up a "planet-hopping" network. NASA has promised a new date following coordination with the Eastern Range and International Space Station program.

One day, our sun will solidify into a giant crystal orb
The substances that make out the crystal spheres are oxygen and carbon which under such a high density make the stars look like metal.

Woman suddenly can't hear any male voices overnight
It has been linked to genetics and can be triggered by certain diseases (for example, Ménière's disease) and viral infections. According to Thigpen Hearing Center , many people with this condition don't even realize they have it.

China Trade Talks Wrap Up After Extending To Third Day
The US released a statement on the meetings, alluding to at least one potential concrete commitment on the part of China. Apple Inc (AAPL.O) rattled global markets last week when it cut its sales outlook, blaming weak demand in China.

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
Cancer rates in the US have been dropping steadily for 25 years, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society . However, in adults younger than age 55, new cases of colorectal cancer have increased nearly 2% per year since the mid-1990s.

Sopranos prequel film will explore "Tony’s boyhood"
After all these years, maybe those fans of The Sopranos that absolutely hated the ending will finally get an element of closure.

Astronomers detect mysterious repeated radio signal from faraway galaxy for second time
The only known repeating fast radio burst source -FRB 121102-has been localised to a star-forming region in a dwarf galaxy... The CHIME telescope in British Columbia will search our universe for phenomena such as fast radio bursts , pulsars and more.

Chocolate-covered marshmallows recalled nationwide over hepatitis A fears
But today, the firm announced a voluntary recall after a worker tested positive for hepatitis A , a highly contagious infection. People infected with hepatitis A might not have symptoms until 15 to 50 days they are exposed, said the FDA in its notice.

Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul suspended over comments on ‘Koffee with Karan’
With less than 24 hours before the first match of a three-game one-day series, it is hardly an ideal preparation for the tourists. The CoA has taken on board the recommendation of the BCCI's legal team that Pandya and Rahul be suspended pending an inquiry.

Bayern disrespecting Chelsea over Hudson-Odoi pursuit - Sarri
Chelsea have so far rejected Bayern's advances and Hudson-Odoi has been promoted to their starting XI for the Blues last two fixtures.

The Oscars Is Trying To Assemble The AVENGERS
The Academy nearly reconsidered Hart after he agreed to sit down with talk show host Ellen Degeneres in early January. With Kevin Hart stepping down from hosting duties of The Oscars ceremony in February, the event is now host-less.

Lana Del Rey release haunting new single
The track is believed to be the snippet of music we heard past year which everyone titled "Sylvia Plath". Hope is risky thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it is an emotional ballad.

New software cracking down on Netflix accounting sharing
Netflix is one of the world's most popular video streaming services and offers an array of TV shows, films and more for customers. If an account is signed in and watching shows in both Edinburgh and London, then Synamedia flags the user.

Labour to back bid for extra parliamentary barrier to no-deal #Brexit
At an election, Labour "would set out what we would seek to negotiate in Europe to try and deliver", he told Sky News' Sophy Ridge on Sunday.

LG Signature OLED TV R literally rolls up inside its own base
LG expects the rollable model 65R9 to hit stores some time in the second half of 2019, but it certainly won't come cheap. The last feature is all part of LG's new WebOS 4.5 smart platform, which makes its debut on all of the 2019 LG UHD TVs.