JEFF Bezos announced he will step down as the CEO of Amazon on February 2 after the company announced a record in profits.
Bezos will be replaced by Andy Jassy, who joined the company in 1997 and has led Amazon's Web Services cloud team.
How many children does Jeff Bezos have?
Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie are the parents of four children, three sons and one daughter who was adopted from China.
His oldest son is Preston, was born in 2000 and studies at Princeton University.
The names of his other two sons and adopted daughter remains unknown.
Bezos was adopted himself at the age of 16 by his step father, Cuban immigrant Miguel "Mike" Bezos, an engineer at Exxon.
When did Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife divorce?
On January 9, 2019, Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced their intent to divorce after a "long period" of separation.
The Bezos' released a joint statement via social media about their decision to end their marriage after 25 years.
"We want to make people aware of a development in our lives. As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends," their tweet read.
“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. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.
"We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures.”
On April 4, 2019, the divorce was finalized, with Bezos keeping 75 percent of the couples Amazon stock and MacKenzie getting the remaining 25 percent or $35.6billion in Amazon stock.
How much is Amazon worth?
As of February 2021, Amazon's market cap is valued at $1.7trillion.
Bezos himself is worth over $182billion, making him the second richest person behind Elon Musk, who is worth over $185billion.
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