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Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announce they are getting a divorce

By Shawn Knight · 43 replies
Jan 9, 2019
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  1. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are getting a divorce, the two announced in a joint statement on Twitter on Wednesday.

    The couple said that after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, they have decided to divorce and continue their shared lives as friends. The two said that if they had known they would separate after 25 years of marriage, they would do it all again.

    “Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.”


    According to the Washington Post, the two met while working together for a hedge fund and wed shortly after in 1993. Jeff founded Amazon a year later with MacKenzie serving as one of the company’s earliest employees.

    Terms of the divorce are not known and it’s unclear if there was a prenuptial agreement in place at the time of marriage. If not, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the two would split their massive fortune.

    Jeff Bezos late last year dethroned Bill Gates as the world’s richest person. At the time, he had a net worth of $160 billion.

    Amazon’s stock seems largely unaffected by the news thus far.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,995   +1,378

    Well, at least she got breast implants out of the deal. :p
     
  3. Drew Valadez

    Drew Valadez TS Enthusiast Posts: 34   +14

    Pretty sure that even after the divorce she'll have enough money to buy all Amazon employees breast implants. Jeff would look good with a new set if I don't say so myself.
     
  4. ckm88

    ckm88 TS Enthusiast Posts: 35   +25

    There's definitely another motive behind this
     
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  5. kevbev89

    kevbev89 TS Booster Posts: 51   +56

    Seems awkward what people are using twitter for these days.
     
  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,611   +3,070

    I think Jeff should get breast implants since he's such a boob!
     
    p51d007 likes this.
  7. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 504   +242

    Good time for me not to be an Amazon employee...
     
    p51d007 and Slappy McPhee like this.
  8. kombu

    kombu TS Addict Posts: 50   +103

    She's had it up to her neck
     
  9. funglebuddy

    funglebuddy TS Enthusiast Posts: 55   +15

    Tonight on Who cares - someone gets divorced.
     
    DanUK, ForgottenLegion and Raytrace3D like this.
  10. Vulcanproject

    Vulcanproject TS Evangelist Posts: 530   +665

    Who keeps the Amazon Prime account?
     
  11. ForgottenLegion

    ForgottenLegion TS Guru Posts: 324   +322

    Shared custody.
     
    mbrowne5061 likes this.
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,040   +4,764

    Another non-tech article, all because of who the topic is about. *sigh* This is not tech news until the effects on the company have been made visible. This is one of those there may be a tech article in the future.
     
  13. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Evangelist Posts: 346   +159

    Looks like Forest Whitaker convinced their eyes to go separate ways as well.
     
    p51d007 likes this.
  14. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,418   +576

    lol they need to fire the surgeon because those are still A cups!
     
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  15. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,418   +576

    classless insult.

    That's like telling the cripple boy he has to go to the back of the line since he can't stand.
     
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,182   +3,479

    I simply adore tall, slender brunettes, who need to have "front", silk screened on their training bras. If those are implants, she should have foregone the process, and bought a pair of Maine coon cats, or a pair of Samoyed dogs instead. Hell, with his money, a pair of each.

    (Did anyone notice the recurring pun of "pair")? :cool::laughing:
     
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,182   +3,479

    I see it's one of those evenings when we have our Spanks in a bunch again. :rolleyes:
     
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,182   +3,479

    Wouldn't that be considered tasteless and sexist as well?

    You should be looking at her eyes instead of her chest, whether her eyes are crossed or not.
     
  19. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,040   +4,764

    Tell me how this article is tech related and I will withdraw my comment. 90 percent of the Amazon articles are not even tech related. Amazon is just thrown in the mix because they ship tech.

    The tech industry is endless. Yet the majority of tech is never considered potential tech news.
     
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,182   +3,479

    IMO this News and comments sub forum can act as an escape from "tech-overdose". If you want hard core tech, go over to the purely technical forums, and courageously argue your recommendations for "CPU of the month", with some teenage gamer building a system, who already thinks he knew it all, before his first tap on the keyboard.

    FWIW, I don't usually go drastically off topic before the thread is worn out on the headline issue.

    Sometimes, you're even right there along with me.

    Too much information? Oh well, "I yam who I yam". (Popeye the sailor)
     
  21. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,753   +1,030

    Wouldn't you love to be a divorce lawyer. I don't know how the laws are in Washington state, but even if they have a pre-nup, if it gets nasty, it could get expensive.
     
  22. Bullwinkle M

    Bullwinkle M TS Enthusiast Posts: 47   +23

    Lets try something more classy then.....

    How can you tell when you've made enough money?

    Easy, your wife wants a divorce!
     
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  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,182   +3,479

    I'm not a pathological liar, so I would expect I don't have the aptitude for it.
     
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  24. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,418   +576

    My response was specify to his joke, I was not the one judging anyone.
    These two had a marriage that lasted 25 years they both get my respect.
     
  25. Right side bob

    Right side bob TS Booster Posts: 234   +44

    They both have very long necks. Twitter is the best way to end a marriage
     

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