Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, to divorce

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Jan. 9, 2019, 2:38 PM GMT

By David K. Li

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday he and his wife are seeking a divorce.

The powerful business executive said on Twitter he and his wife, MacKenzie, have already separated. The two were married in 1993.

“We want to make people aware of a development in our lives. 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,” he tweeted.

“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. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again. 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.”

Bezos, the world’s richest man, founded the company in 1994, originally selling books, before becoming one of the world’s most prominent retailers.

Forbes estimated his worth at $112 billion.

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