He's been married wife Mackenzie for 25 years, but announced on Twitter Thursday that the two are divorcing after "a long period of loving exploration". Their marriage has been off and on for a while, and they tried hard to fix things, but in the fall they officially separated.
In his statement on Wednesday, he hinted that he and his soon-to-be ex-wife would continue working together.
The Bezoses said they felt "incredibly lucky" for their 25 years together and would remain involved with each other as close friends and parents. Amazon did not immediately return requests for comment about the status of the Bezos ownership stake or what impact the divorce might have on the company. There are Jeff Bezos assets scattered all over the place.
The pair left NY for Washington state and married a year later. Bezos owns two adjoining homes in Beverly Hills, California, and a sprawling, 400,000-acre ranch in West Texas, too.
On Late Night, Seth Meyers walked through Trump's evolving, convoluted history of talking about his wall, arguing that most of his supporters never expected him to build it "any more than they expected Trump to actually 'lock her up.'" Watch below. Bezos, 54, also owns rocket ship maker Blue Origin and The Washington Post, which he bought for $250 million in 2013.
Bezos, whose company became the biggest in the world this week by overtaking rivals Microsoft and Apple, has a net worth of around $160bn.
"They have a mutual interest in making sure that no one is concerned that the ship has sprung a leak", he said. Within 6 months, they were married and off to Seattle where Jeff would open the first Amazon storefront, a bookstore if you recall? He wasn't living in the poor house before that, but he wasn't the richest person alive, either.
A divorce could reshape the wealth rankings. We can't say for sure, but we have our guesses.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has struck up a relationship with Los Angeles TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, as both the tech mogul and the reporter are in the middle of divorce proceedings. He didn't really rake in the money until Amazon had its initial public offering in 1997.
It's unknown if the couple signed a prenup when they married in 1993, but MacKenzie was with Bezos before he started Amazon out of their garage (after which she worked for the company as an accountant). She was one of the first employees on the payroll, according to Business Insider.
"The issue will be how to value the assets with diminished control", attorney Jeffrey Fisher, who has handled several billionaire divorces, told CNBC. At the very least, their divorce appears very amicable.