In Summary
  • The Bezoses said they felt "incredibly lucky" for their 25 years together and would remain involved with each other as close friends and parents.
  • The couple, who have four children, met while working at the hedge fund DE Shaw prior to Bezos's founding of Amazon.

NEW YORK

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, rated the world's wealthiest person, announced Wednesday on Twitter that he and his wife MacKenzie Bezos were divorcing after a long separation.

"We want to make people aware of a development in our lives," Jeff Bezos, 54, and MacKenzie Bezos, 48, said in joint statement posted to Bezos' Twitter feed.

"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 Bezoses said they felt "incredibly lucky" for their 25 years together and would remain involved with each other as close friends and parents.

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