Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie are getting a divorce

From Recode: Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie are planning to divorce after 25 years of marriage, the couple announced in a joint statement posted to the Amazon CEO’s Twitter account on Wednesday morning.

“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,” the statement read.

The couple is perhaps the wealthiest in the world. Amazon is currently the most valuable public company in the world, with an $809 billion market cap as of Wednesday morning, and Jeff Bezos is its biggest shareholder. Bloomberg recently pegged Jeff Bezos’s net worth at $137 billion, putting him atop the world’s richest list.

The split between the tech titan and his wife, a novelist, could have an impact on Amazon’s ownership. Jeff Bezos owned 16.3 percent of Amazon’s shares as of February 2018, but it’s possible half of that stake could go to MacKenzie in a split.

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