The head of Amazon Jeff Bezos has announced that he and his wife are ending their marriage after 25 years together.
In a post to his Twitter page, the company's CEO said that he and MacKenzie Bezos had decided to separate.
According to the post by the billionaire businessman, the couple had already informed their close friends and family about their news and said the decision to split up wasn't taken lightly.
The 54-year-old shared a photograph of the statement, which also revealed they had already been on a trial separation.
It said: "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."
It went on: "We've had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures.
"Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends."
With a reported net-worth of around $160billion, Bezos is reportedly the richest man in modern history and met his wife - who is a novelist - while the pair were working at a hedge fund in New York.
The Amazon boss confirmed the split on his Twitter account. Credit: PA
According to reports, it was MacKenzie who made the first move on the New Mexico native, and the couple, who now have four children together, were engaged within just three months and tied the knot in six.
Bezos then went on to move to Seattle where he founded Amazon and made his fortune.
In 2013 the billionaire announced that he had bought the Washington Post newspaper.
Reports in the United States claimed shares in Amazon dropped shortly after the couple announced they were parting ways after a quarter of a decade.
However, earlier this week it was reported that Amazon surpassed software firm, Microsoft, as the most valuable company on Wall Street.
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