A Costly Affair: Jeff Bezos Reportedly Cheated On His Wife And The Divorce Led To The "Richest Divorce Settlement In History"
Reports that billionaire Jeff Bezos cheated on his wife MacKenzie Bezos could have led to his subsequent divorce.
In January 2019, the Amazon founder and CEO announced that his 25-year marriage to MacKenzie was coming to an end. According to BusinessInsider, the couple tied the knot in 1993 and it was before Jeff launched his business.
The couple reportedly met in 1992 when they both worked at the New York City hedge fund D.E. Shaw. Jeff was a Senior Vice President at the firm while MacKenzie was a research associate.
A year after the two got married, he opened up to his wife about his plans to set up an online bookstore. MacKenzie told CBS in 2013 that she was quite impressed with Jeff's "passion" and "excitement" and she was happy to be a part of his goal.