Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, after 25 years of marriage, a divorce. The founder of the Online shipping giant Amazon, and his wife MacKenzie announced on Wednesday in a joint statement, the Internet service Twitter. "We have decided to get a divorce and our life together as friends to continue", they wrote. "We remain a family, and we remain dear friends." Family and close friends would have already known from the planned divorce.
The 54-year-old Bezos and his 48-year-old wife have four children. MacKenzie Bezos is a novelist, one of her best-known works, The Testing of Luther Albright is "". Had met the Couple long before the founding of Amazon, when they both worked at the New York hedge Fund D. E. Shaw.
assets of 127 billion dollars
The business idea for Amazon to have originated, according to legend, during a long car journey of the couple from New York to Seattle on the North West coast of the USA. Bezos founded the first, on the sale of books via the Internet specialized company in 1994 in Seattle. MacKenzie Bezos was one of his first employees.
His Empire has expanded Bezos in the past years on the online trading. He is also owner of the world-famous newspaper "Washington Post" and the organic market chain Whole Foods.
The Bloomberg news Agency and the magazine "Forbes" levels of Bezos as the richest man in the world. "Forbes" estimated his fortune this Wednesday to 137 billion dollars (119 billion Euro). Bloomberg had estimated his assets last July, with $ 165 billion.More about
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the Amazon had risen this week for the first time to the most valuable publicly listed companies in the world. It overtook the US software giant Microsoft. (AFP, dpa)