Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announce they are getting a divorce

Shawn Knight

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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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cliffordcooley

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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.
 

captaincranky

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

captaincranky

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

cliffordcooley

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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.
 

captaincranky

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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.
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)
 

p51d007

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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.
 

Lionvibez

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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.
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.