Makenzie Bezos Becomes World’s 4th Richest Woman Following Divorce From Jeff Bezos
Following her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Bezos will be the fourth-richest woman in the world.
Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, announced on Thursday that he will transfer roughly 4% of the company’s stock to his wife, MacKenzie, most likely by early July.
The couple are in the process of finalizing their divorce.
Those shares are worth more than $35 billion. According to Forbes,that would make MacKenzie the third-richest woman in the world, behind L’Oréal’s Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, who is worth an estimated $52.9 billion, and Walmart’s Alice Walton, who is worth $45 billion. She would rank as the planet’s 26th-richest person, ahead of Nike’s Phil Knight.
The richest woman in the world is L’Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, with a net worth of $53.7 billion, according to Bloomberg. The second wealthiest woman is Alice Walton, the billionaire daughter of Walmart’s founder. Her net worth is $44.2 billion.
In third place, with a net worth of $37 billion, is Jacqueline Badger Mars, a co-owner of the candy empire of the same name.
Jeff Bezos will retain voting control over all MacKenzie Bezos’ shares and will also maintain all his interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, a private space company. He remains the world’s richest person on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with a net worth of $114 billion (it was $150 billion Thursday, before Bloomberg adjusted its list).
Jeff Bezos will remain the world’s richest person, with a net worth above $110 billion.
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