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'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again': Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing after a 'period of loving exploration' - but no word on how his $140BILLION fortune will be split

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist MacKenzie Bezos are getting a divorce
  • The couple announced the breakup over Jeff's Twitter account on Wednesday
  • The couple did not mention how Jeff Bezos' $140 Billion fortune will be split 
  • The two met at work, were engaged three months later and married in 1993
  • The two share four children, including three sons and an adopted daughter 

By Stephanie Haney For Dailymail.com

Published: 09:53 EST, 9 January 2019 | Updated: 10:23 EST, 9 January 2019

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist MacKenzie Bezos have announced they are divorcing, through a joint statement on Wednesday.

Jeff Bezos shared the announcement on his personal Twitter account shortly after 9am Eastern, signed by both him and MacKenzie. 

'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 statement read. 

'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again.'

Jeff Bezos is worth close to $140 billion, according to Forbes. The statement did not mention how the two will split that fortune. 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist MacKenzie Bezos have announced they are divorcing, through a joint statement on Wednesday. Jeff (left) and MacKenzie Bezos (right) are pictured at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California in March

'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 statement posted to Jeff's Twitter account on Wednesday read. 'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again'
'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 statement posted to Jeff's Twitter account on Wednesday read. 'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it again'

'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 statement posted to Jeff's Twitter account on Wednesday read. '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.' 

When Bezos' net worth reached $105.1 billion in January of 2018, CNN reported that he was the richest person in history.

Now, he's worth $136.9 billion, and he and MacKenzie are thought to own more land, together, than almost anyone else in America, according to Business Insider. 

The two met at work in 1992 when Jeff was the first to interview MacKenzie, were engaged three months later and married in 1993. 

That was before he founded Amazon, which he started from a garage in Seattle in 1994. 

The two share four children, including three sons and a daughter, who they adopted from China. 

Jeff Bezos is worth close to $140 billion, according to Forbes. The statement did not mention how the two will split that fortune. Jeff is pictured attending the Amazon Prime Video's Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6 in Beverly Hills, California
Jeff Bezos is worth close to $140 billion, according to Forbes. The statement did not mention how the two will split that fortune. Jeff is pictured attending the Amazon Prime Video's Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6 in Beverly Hills, California

Jeff Bezos is worth close to $140 billion, according to Forbes. The statement did not mention how the two will split that fortune. Jeff is pictured attending the Amazon Prime Video's Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6 in Beverly Hills, California

The two met at work in 1992 when Jeff was the first to interview MacKenzie, were engaged three months later and married in 1993. Jeff (left) and MacKenzie Bezos (right) are pictured at the Amazon Golden Globes After Party in Los Angeles on January 8, 2017
The two met at work in 1992 when Jeff was the first to interview MacKenzie, were engaged three months later and married in 1993. Jeff (left) and MacKenzie Bezos (right) are pictured at the Amazon Golden Globes After Party in Los Angeles on January 8, 2017

The two met at work in 1992 when Jeff was the first to interview MacKenzie, were engaged three months later and married in 1993. Jeff (left) and MacKenzie Bezos (right) are pictured at the Amazon Golden Globes After Party in Los Angeles on January 8, 2017

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