Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, will divorce after 25 years of marriage, the couple announced on Wednesday morning. They did not provide a reason for their separation.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 9, 2019
Jeff Bezos is best known for founding Amazon, and he’s still the company’s largest shareholder by far, owning 16.3 percent of its shares according to the company’s 2018 proxy statement.
His net worth is estimated at $137 billion and he is the richest man in the world. While much of his wealth is tied up in Amazon stock.
According to multiple reports, the Amazon CEO has been secretly seeing former Good Day L.A. co-host Lauren Sanchez. The news of their alleged relationship comes just hours after Bezos announced that he and his wife MacKenzie Bezos were getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage.
No matter what, Mr. Bezos is expected to remain one of the company’s largest holders. The next biggest holders are Vanguard Group and BlackRock Group Inc., each with a little more than 5% of the company.