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Jeff Bezos divorce news shocked today when the businessman and world's richest person announced he and his wife MacKenzie will amicably split.

Jeff, 54, has a fortune that has soared as high as US$160 billion (S$216 billion) thanks to his stake in Amazon, which again, became Wall Street's most valuable company this week, surpassing Microsoft Inc.

Earlier on Wednesday, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced that they were divorcing after 25 years together.

Since Patrick-Lauren and Jeff-MacKenzie live in Seattle, both the couples have socialized with each other in the past and then "Lauren was hired to work on one of Bezos" projects, "Blue Origin', a space launch company, as a helicopter pilot and Patrick and Lauren Sanchez have been separated for a while".

Prior to publishing her books, Bezos graduated from Princeton University in 1992 and, in 2014, she founded Bystander Revolution, an online anti-bullying resource that offers "advice about simple things individuals can do to defuse bullying and help shift the culture", according to the website.

Amazon shares ended up 0.2% on Wednesday.

It's unknown how exactly the divorce could affect Amazon, but it will likely be an expensive matter for the company's CEO.

Amazon was worth $797bn (£634bn) when the U.S. stock market closed on Monday, after rising 3.4% and moving past Microsoft, valued at $789bn.

"These two have been separated for a not insignificant time, and I would assume.they would have used the time to reach a private, confidential agreement", he said.

They said they felt "incredibly lucky" for their 25 years together and would remain involved with each other as close friends and parents.

Camera IconAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos on April 24, 2018 in Berlin. But even if she receives as little as 1 per cent of the fortune, she'd still join the three-comma club.

They got engaged after three months of dating and married shortly after, in 1993. And because his net worth is tied to his stake in the firm, the divorce which would usually lead to a division of assets between the duo, may see changes on Mr Bezos' stake in the firm.

Jeff Bezos is ranked at the top of most lists of the world's wealthiest people, and his fortune now hovers around $US137 billion, according to estimates by both Forbes and Bloomberg. Because so much of their wealth is tied up in a publicly traded company, both have an interest in a business-like divorce, said Michael Stutman, a divorce attorney at Stutman, Stutman & Lichtenstein in NY.

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