Jeff Bezos Ex-Wife Now World's 4th Richest Woman With $35 Billion In Amazon Stock From Divorce Settlement


MacKenzie Bezos finalizes her divorce with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in a landmark settlement that makes her one of the richest women in the whole world.

Meanwhile, her ex-husband, Jeff, remains the richest person in the world.

Bezos Divorce Finalized, Details Released

In a tweet posted on her new Twitter account, MacKenzie expresses her gratitude for her ex-husband as well as the details of their settlement.

The former couple will be splitting their stock in Amazon, with MacKenzie giving Jeff 75 percent of their share as well as full voting control.

Bloomberg reports that MacKenzie is keeping 25 percent of their Amazon stocks, which is equivalent to a 4 percent stock of the entire company and worth approximately $36 billion.

These new developments propel the author as the world's fourth-richest woman, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Ahead of her is Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the L'Oreal SA heiress worth $54 billion, Alice Walton, the Walmart Inc. heiress worth $44 billion, and Jacqueline Badger Mars, the Mars heiress worth $37 billion.

MacKenzie gave up her interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, which she describes as something she's "happy" to do in her tweet.

"Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness, and looking forward to our next phase as co-parents and friends," she says in her statement on Twitter. "Excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next."

The divorce is expected to be completed in 90 days.

What About Jeff?

The Amazon founder remains on top as the richest person in the world at $114 billion.

Behind him are the following: Microsoft founder Bill Gates ($102 billion), Louis Vuitton head Bernard Arnault ($89.5 billion), Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet ($84.1 billion), and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg ($69.2 billion).

Even splitting shares with his ex-wife, Jeff Bezos is still Amazon's biggest shareholder with a 12 percent stake, according to CNBC.

Releasing his own statement on Twitter, Jeff praised his ex-wife profusely for her support and kindness.

"She has been an extraordinary partner, ally, and mother," he wrote on his Twitter. "She is resourceful and brilliant and loving, and as our futures unroll, I know I'll always be learning from her."

The Bezos first announced their divorce plans in January 2019, dissolving a marriage that has lasted for 25 years.

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