Jeff Bezos Girlfriend 2022: Who Is Amazon CEO Dating Now?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his novelist wife MacKenzie are officially ending their 25-year-marriage, the couple announced through a joint statement Wednesday, January 9.

Bezos, 54, shared the announcement on his personal Twitter account shortly after 9 A.M. EST, signed by both him and MacKenzie.

“As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trail separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,” the statement read. “If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.”

Here is everything you need to know about their relationship from how they met to walking through the Amazon.com journey together to the divorce.


1992-1994

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According to the Washington Post, MacKenzie worked for Jeff Bezos at D.E. Shaw, a New York City Hedge fund in 1992. MacKenzie, who was a research associate at the time, said her first interview at the firm was with her future husband, a senior vice president.

“My office was next door to his, and all day long I listened to that fabulous laugh,” she told Vogue in a 2013 interview. “How could you not fall in love with that laugh?”

“I think my wife is resourceful, smart, brainy, and hot, but I had the good fortune of having seen her resume before I met her, so I knew exactly what her SATs were,” Jeff also joked to Vogue.

According to Wired, MacKenzie was the one who made the first move and asked Jeff out to lunch.

The couple got engaged within three months and married within six in 1993.


1994-1995

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According to a 2013 report by CBS This Morning, Jeff told MacKenzie about his business idea. MacKenzie said that, while she’s not a “business person,” she could hear the passion in her husband’s voice when he spoke. The couple quit their jobs in 1994 and moved to Seattle, Washington.

Jeff set up the office for his fledgling company in his garage where, along with a few employees, he began developing software. They expanded operations into a two-bedroom house, equipped with three Sun Microstation, and eventually developed a test site.

After inviting 300 friends to beta test the site, Jeff opened Amazon.com on July 16, 1995. MacKenzie became an accountant for Amazon and was one of the company’s earliest employees.


1996-1999

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Until around 1999, the couple lived in a one-bedroom rental house in Seattle, according to Wired. The couple has four kids, with one of them adopted from China.

Today, they own five houses across the U.S., in Medina, Washington, Beverly Hills, Van Horn, Texas, D.C., and Manhattan. Jeff is the 25th largest landowner in the U.S., according to Business Insider.


2005

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MacKenzie published her first novel, The Testing of Luther Albright, in 2005. The book, she told Vogue, took her 10 years and “a lot of tears” to write.

The Testing of Luther Albright centers on a devoted father whose life is changed by an earthquake in Sacramento. It won the 2005 American Book Award.

MacKenzie also said that Jeff is her “best reader” and he often cleared his schedule to read her manuscript.


2013

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Until 2013, MacKenzie still drove their four kids to school and then dropped Jeff off at work in their Honda. Family friend Danny Hillis told Vogue that the Bezos’ “are such a normal, close-knit family, it’s almost abnormal.”

The Bezos family reportedly starts off the day with a healthy breakfast. And in order to spend more time with the family, Jeff never schedules early-morning meetings at Amazon.

2013 is another big year to the Bezos’. On August 5, 2013, Bezos made headlines worldwide when he purchased The Washington Post and other publications affiliated with its parent company, The Washington Post Co., for $250 million.

MacKenzie also published her second book, Traps, in 2013. But this time she decided to not share her work with her husband until it was finished.

“Not talking about it to Jeff gave me an extremely rewarding carrot,” she told Vogue. “The sooner I finished, the sooner I could share it with him and talk about these characters who had been taking up so much space in my head. By the last three months, they were so real and important to me, I could start crying just thinking about them while driving to pick up the kids from school.”


2014

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In 2014, MacKenzie founded Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization, where she serves as executive director.


2019

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On January 9, 2019, the CEO of Amazon and the novelist have announced that they are filing a divorce after 25 years of marriage.

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