Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announce they are getting a divorce

  • Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announce they are getting a divorce

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announce they are getting a divorce

Amazon Billionaire Jeff Bezos, who just announced his divorce from his wife after 25 years of marriage, appears to have been secretly dating Lauren Sanchez, a former TV anchor and the wife of Hollywood talent agent Patrick Whitesell.

As of now, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the granddaughter of the founder of cosmetics manufacturer L'Oreal SA, is the richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $45.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world's 500 richest people.

Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have been married for 25 years. "Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends", he added.

The couple have also acquired at least five homes in California, Washington state, Texas, Washington D.C. and NY throughout their 25-year marriage.

According to the law in Washington State, where the couple reside, the spouses will have to equitably divide "community property" - including all income earned during their marriage.

However, earlier this week it was reported that Amazon surpassed software firm, Microsoft, as the most valuable company on Wall Street.

"We want to make people aware of a development in our lives", tweeted Bezos, the world's richest person.

The company's stock price closed at $1,659.42 a share Wednesday, giving Amazon a total market value of $811 billion, higher than any public company on the planet. She has been shooting aerial shots for Bezos. Jeff was the first person to interview MacKenzie for a role at the hedge fund and the pair ended up having offices next to each other, according to a 2013 interview with Vogue. If you're doing something you love, the day is going to be so fun ...

Within three months, they were engaged and, three months later in 1993, they were hitched.

Bezos told the publication he was attracted to her many great attributes.

He then had a insane idea, which he ran past his wife, which was to quit his job and delve into the start-ups world.

Jeff was the company's vice president at the time, while MacKenzie worked as a research associate.

She also started Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization in 2014. Her first novel was "The Testing of Luther Albright".

Couples who have been together for a long time face a lot of the same obstacles that other couples do, licensed clinical psychologist John Mayer, author of Family Fit: Find Your Balance in Life, tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

The billionaire exec was adopted himself at a young age by his stepfather, Cuban immigrant Miguel "Mike" Bezos, an engineer at Exxon.