It was founded a year after Jeff and MacKenzie were married, so she could receive half ($66 billion) of the fortune.
"We have chose to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends", the statement read.
Because the pair were married before Amazon was founded, it's likely that MacKenzie Bezos, a 48-year-old novelist, holds a large claim to that fortune, though details hinge on where the couple files for divorce and if they had a prenuptial agreement.
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Last January, the couple donated $33 million to fund college scholarships for U.S. high schoolers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, an Obama-era program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents.
MacKenzie Bezos performed accounting for Amazon in the first year of its existence, but reportedly does not hold any shares directly.
"My office was next door to his, and all day long I listened to that fabulous laugh", she told the publication.
A stockholders agreement stipulated they would vote jointly on company matters, including stock sale, but Elaine filed court documents in 2016 to get control of her shares after she was voted off the Wynn Resorts' board of directors.
The couple, who have been married for 25 years, said in a joint statement: "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". 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.
The couple have also acquired at least five homes in California, Washington state, Texas, Washington D.C. and NY throughout their 25-year marriage.