NEW YORK — The american billionaire, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, dedicated to the richest man in the world by Forbes magazine, announced on Wednesday to have divorced his wife after 25 years of marriage.
“We want to let people know about a development in our lives […] we have decided to divorce and to continue our lives as friends,” write Mr. Bezos, 54, and his wife Mackenzie, aged 48, in a tweet posted on the account of Mr. Bezos.
“We are still a family, we remain close friends,” they concluded, after having explained that they have been, during their 25 years of marriage, “associated in companies and projects”.
MacKenzie Bezos is a novelist, whose books the most well-known is The Testing of Luther Albright. It was one of the first employees of Amazon and has founded in 2014 the platform against harassment, ByStander Revolution.
The couple, who has four children, met when they were working both for the company of investments new york-based D. e. Shaw, long before Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.
The legend tells that a part of the strategic plan of the Amazon was written during a trip in the car of the couple from New York to Seattle.
Jeff Bezos is the richest man according to Forbes, which estimated his fortune Wednesday to 137 billion $.