Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and perhaps the wealthiest person in the world, announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that he and his wife MacKenzie will be divorcing. The couple are set to divorce after 25 years of marriage.
The duo, who tied the knot in 1993, said in a joint statement shared on Twitter:
“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. “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.”
The statement concluded:
“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.”
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 9, 2019
Jeff, who was named the richest man in modern history by Forbes, and MacKenzie, who share three sons and a daughter, have properties in Washington state, Beverly Hills, New York, Washington D.C. and own a large amount of land in West Texas. They are also reportedly the 25th largest landowners in the United States.
Take a closer look at the Bezos’ homes at stake in their $160 billion divorce:
The Nation’s Capital
Jeff and MacKenzie’s Washington D.C. mansion has 10 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. The duo purchased the home in October 2016 for $23 million.
The couple owns two mansions in Beverly Hills. One home, which has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, is a massive 11,891 square feet and was purchased for more than $24 million in April 2007. Their second place in California was bought in July 2017 for nearly $13 million.
Home Sweet Home
The twosome own three properties in Medina, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. They purchased their 13,160-square-foot home for a reported $10 million in 1998, and own two other homes on the same road — one is 25,460 square feet, the other is 2,430 square feet.
In 2018, Jeff surpassed Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. The Microsoft founder and his wife, Melinda, also have a home in Medina.
The Big Apple
The duo purchased an apartment in the Century Building opposite Central Park in New York City in 1999 for a reported $7,650,000. In 2012, they bought the unit next door for more than $5 million.
Jeff and MacKenzie also own a large amount of land —approximately 400,000 acres — in West Texas.
Bezos founded Amazon in his garage in 1994 and has remained through the company since its inception. In late 2018, Amazon stock reached a $1 trillion market cap, only the second company to do so after Apple.
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