Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie are divorcing after 25 years together and four children.
The couple broke the news of their planned divorce on social media stating that they have nonetheless enjoyed each other’s company.
The billionaire is the richest man in the world with an estimated fortune of $160bn and an eccentric lifestyle which has kept him in the headlines for the last decade.
But for the measure of the richest there is no dispute – Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in modern history after his fortune topped $160billion. His wealth has increased by over $60bn in the last 12 months which places his worth higher than that of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has previously topped the rich lists – even at his peak in 1999.
She made first move and asked him out to lunch. They were engaged within three months, and married within six.He quit that job and moved to Seattle to start Amazon and the couple have four children.
Bezos has a hands on parenting style which means not scheduling early morning meetings taking his kids on foreign trips wherever possible.In one interview he said he let his four kids play with knives at age four and power tools since age seven because he said “allowing them to take risks and be self-reliant teaches resourcefulness — a key trait both in business and in daily life”.Bezos gives very few interviews but those who have met him describe him as being “energetic” and “optimistic”.
Others call him “intense” and with a laugh that’s a “cross between a mating elephant seal and a power tool”.He is said to get up early each morning without using an alarm clock,Notoriously meeting shy, he is said to see investors only a handful of times a year and has a “two pizza rule” meaning that he will only hold meetings where two pizza would be enough to feed the number of people taking part.
On the subject of food Bezos has a taste for unusual dishes and reportedly during a meeting with founder of online retailer Woot, Matt Rutledge, he ordered octopus with potatoes, bacon, green garlic yogurt, and eggs for breakfast.It was just one example of the eccentric lifestyle details Bezos adheres to.When at home despite access to the world’s state of the art tech there’s one after-dinner ritual he always adheres to: washing the dishes.