SALT LAKE CITY — The world’s richest couple, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, is getting a divorce.
The couple released a joint statement on Jeff Bezos’ Twitter account Wednesday that explained the separation.
- "After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends," the couple said in the statement. "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. "If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again."
The couple met at the hedge fund D.E. Shaw, where they worked in the ‘90s. They were married when they still worked at the company, according to CNN.5 comments on this story
The Bezoses, who now have four children, moved to Seattle where Jeff Bezos started Amazon.
Worth: Bezos is currently the world’s richest person with an estimated net worth of $137 billion, according to recent numbers from Bloomberg.
“That means this divorce could end up being very costly,” CNN reported.
MacKenzie, meanwhile, has authored several novels during her career.
Donations: Back in September 2018, the couple announced they would provide $2 billion to help homeless families and create preschool, USA Today reported.