Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday he and his wife, MacKenzie, are planning to divorce. Bezos said on Twitter he and MacKenzie have already separated. The two were married in 1993 and have four children.

Bezos tweeted: “we want to make people aware of a development in our lives. 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.We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.”

Bezos’ wealth is currently estimated at $137 billion; he is considered the world’s richest man. He founded Amazon in 1994, originally selling books, before becoming one of the world’s most prominent retailers. Forbes last year estimated his worth at $112 billion, topping other financial titans such as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, investment guru Warren Buffet, luxury brand owner Bernard Arnault and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Jeff Bezos announces he and his wife are divorcing


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