Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos divorces wife

Angelo Anderson
January 11, 2019

The world's richest man Bezos just announced his divorce from wife of 25 years MacKenzie, but Page Six can exclusively reveal he has secretly been seeing Sanchez, a former anchor of Fox's "Good Day LA".

In addition to Bezos' stake in Amazon, the couple have also acquired at least five homes in California, Washington state, Texas, Washington D.C. and NY throughout their 25-year marriage.

Bezos, 54, shared the announcement on his personal Twitter account shortly after 9 A.M. Eastern, signed by both him and MacKenzie. Gurley certainly would like that to be the case as he tweeted out on Wednesday, "Who got MacKenzie Bezos on IG or Twitter?" Jeff has four children with MacKenzie.

The couple made a decision to divorce after a long period of "loving exploration" and trial separation, and expect to continue as partners in ventures and projects, according to joint statement posted on Twitter.

Amazon has since evolved from an upstart website selling books to an e-commerce goliath that sells virtually all imaginable merchandise and runs data centers that power many other digital services such as Netflix.

DA Davidson & Co analyst Thomas Forte said the divorce should have no material impact on the company and its shares. Today the company is worth almost $810 Billion.

It is unlikely that many details of the divorce will become public, said New York lawyer Bernard Clair, who is representing Judith Giuliani in her divorce from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

The couple were engaged after three months of dating and married three months after that, according to the magazine.

MacKenzie Bezos, a Princeton grad and bookkeeper for Amazon in its early days, met Jeff at an NYC hedge fund in the early '90's. Whitesell and Sanchez married in 2005, and sources told the New York Post that they separated in the fall. Today, Bezos owns 16 percent of the company, or 80 million shares, worth about $129 billion at Amazon's current valuation.

From modest beginnings as an online bookseller, Mr Bezos and Amazon branched out into nearly every product category available, ending up taking on established retail giants such as Walmart. The company has also been a pioneer in cloud computing.

Today, they own five houses across the US, in Medina, Washington, Beverly Hills, Van Horn, Texas, D.C., and Manhattan.

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