World's richest couple announces decision to divorce

Amazon's Jeff Bezos and wife Mackenzie Bezos have been married for 25 years and have four children.
1:44 | 01/09/19

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Next, the richest couple in the world is calling it quits. Amazon chief Jeff bezos and his wife are divorcing after 25 years. They got married before bezos founded Amazon and his other businesses. They issued a public statement today on Twitter, and their divorce settlement could set a record. Here's ABC's Eva pilgrim. Reporter: Tonight the worlds richest couple calling it quits. Amazon CEO, Jeff bezos and his wife Mackenzie announcing the surprise split on Twitter, "After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends." But no word as to what happens to bezos' estimated $137 billion fortune. This is going to be one of the biggest ticket divorces ever. Reporter: The two have been married for 25 years and have four children. They met in the early '90s while both were working at a new york-based hedgefund, soon marrying and moving to Seattle, renting a one-bedroom apartment as bezos launched Amazon. They are now one of America's largest property owners. It is in both of their interests to try to keep this as quiet, as amicable as possible. Reporter: The couple, maintaining the appearance of peace in their statement, saying, "We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again." And the big question tonight, was there a prenup or postup in? That's important, because in Washington state, any wealth made during a marriage can potentially be split equally without one, meeting Mackenzie besoes could be entitled to more than $60 billion. David? A lot of eyes on this divorce. All right, Eva, thank you. There is still much more ahead on "World news tonight"

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