The divorce between Jeff Bezos, the World’s richest man and ¬†Amazon founder and Mackenzie Bezos will be making her the World’s 4th richest woman. She will be worth at least $35 billion after receiving a quarter of Bezos’ Amazon shares, giving her a 4% stake of Amazon (AMZN), according to a court filing pending approval of their divorce.

According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, She will be the 23rd richest person in the world.

According to Bloomberg, the richest woman in the world is L’Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, with a net worth of $53.7 billion, followed by Alice Walton, the billionaire daughter of Walmart’s founder with net worth is $44.2 billion and in third place is¬†Jacqueline Badger Mars, a co-owner of the candy empire with a net worth of $37 billion.

On Wednesday, Jeff Bezos and his estranged wife MacKenzie Bezos tweeted that they were ‘grateful’ after finishing the process of their divorce.

 

 

Jeff, 55, will keep 75 percent of their Amazon stocks, leaving MacKenzie, 48, with just a quarter which represents a four percent stake in the company worth around $32billion at current value.

Jeff Bezos will also 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.

 


John Oluwawalemi

John Oluwawalemi is a Master's Degree Holder from the prestigious University of Ibadan, lover of music, books and God's Word.

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