Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Wife MacKenzie to end marriage of 25 years

Jeff and Mac Kenzie Bezos attend an event

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Wednesday that he and his wife MacKenzie are divorcing.

Of course, MacKenzie could waive her voting rights or give up her claim to the shares entirely, which means there will undoubtedly be some "shut your mouth when you're talking to me" in Jeff's future.

Jeff Bezos is seeing former news anchor Lauren Sanchez, sources tell PEOPLE. The couple has four kids, with one of them adopted from China. Whitesell had been a celebrity agent to popular Hollywood celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, and Matt Damon. MacKenzie's primary influence on Bezos and Amazon was to provide encouragement in the early years and support through tumultuous times, one of the people said.

Page Six reports Bezos and Sanchez became acquainted through her husband, Patrick Whitesell.

The two couples are said to have known each other for years, and grown close because they both have homes in Seattle.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of USA online retail empire Amazon and the world's richest man, has taken to Twitter to publicly announce his impending divorce.

Amazon shares were up 0.2 per cent in midday trading on Wednesday.

"Patrick and Lauren Sanchez have been separated for a while". According to the New York Post, Sanchez and Whitesell separated in the fall.

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A different source said Bezos and Sanchez have been spotted spending more and more time together in recent months.

The couple made a decision to divorce after a long period of "loving exploration" and trial separation, and expect to remain partners in ventures and projects, according to the joint statement. The 25-year-old American football player Todd Gurley II was among the first to contemplate a move. The statement did not mention how the two will split that fortune, though experts believed that's already been hashed out.

According to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index, the Amazon CEO's estimated net worth is about a hundred-37 billion dollars. Speculators too indicate that since most of the wealth is tied to a publicly traded company, bitterness is unlikely to show up.

"Jeff remains focused on and engaged in all aspects of Amazon", said Drew Herdener, vice president of communications for the company.

MacKenzie Bezos is the author of two books, including "The Testing of Luther Albright", a psychological novel about the challenges facing a Sacramento, California father and his family after an quake.

The laws in Washington state that any assets that were gathered during a couple's marriage will be split.

According to Refinitiv Eikon data, Ms Bezos does not hold any Amazon shares directly.

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