World's richest man

Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie divorce after 25 years of marriage

Jeff Bezos, 54, is the world's richest person, with a fortune that has soared to more than US$160 billion thanks to his stake in Amazon, which again became Wall Street's most valuable company this week, surpassing Microsoft.

The couple decided to divorce after a long period of "loving exploration" and trial separation, and expect to continue as partners in joint ventures and projects, according to the statement.