Billionaire Bill Ackman divorces his wife of 25 years 

Billionaire Bill Ackman who is reportedly set to divorce his wife of 25 years, Karen, pictured

Billionaire Bill Ackman who is reportedly set to divorce his wife of 25 years, Karen, pictured

Billionaire Bill Ackman who is said to be the inspiration behind Damian Lewis's character in 'Billions' is reportedly set to divorce his wife of 25 years.

Ackman, 50, who is thought to be worth $1.6billion is believed to have separated from his wife Karen, a landscape architect.

The pair married in 1994 before he made his money and the couple have three children together.

However, according to the New York Post's Page Six, the pair sent their close friends an email yesterday to inform them of their split.

It reportedly read: 'It saddens us to share that after 25 years together, we are separating. It is an amicable split, and we are making sure that we minimize the impact on our girls. 

'We value your friendship and greatly appreciate your support.'

It is now believed that both Ackman and his wife have hired lawyers and want to amicably divorce in a settlement that will run into millions.

The couple will have to divide up their property portfolio which consists of houses near Central Park, New York, another in Midtown Manhattan and a holiday home in Bridghampton.

A source told the newspaper: 'It’s no secret that Bill is a workaholic. When he’s not working, he’s playing tennis.

'Bill and Karen are devoted to their girls but grew

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