Jeff Bezos, World Richest Man, Ready To Divorce Wife

Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie
Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie

After 25 years of marriage, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world and the founder of Amazon has concluded plans to divorce his wife, MacKenzie.

The 54-year-old with an estimated wealth of $137 billion- some $45 billion ahead of Bill Gates, according to Bloomberg Billionaire Index- made the announcement on his twitter handle.

— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 9, 2019

The 48-year-old MacKenzie Bezos is a novelist, the author of The Testing of Luther Albright (2005) and Traps (2013).

The couple has four children- three sons and one girl. Jeff founded Amazon, then an online book store, a year after their wedding in 1993.

Amazon was worth $797 billion (£634 billion) when the US stock market closed on Monday, after rising 3.4 per cent and moving past Microsoft valued at $789 billion.