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.

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