$35 billion divorce: MacKenzie to become world’s 3rd richest person after divorce from Jeff Bezos
Updated On : 05 Apr 2019,11:47 AM
Jeff Bezos and now ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos, after months of divorce settlement process have agreed a record-breaking divorce settlement worth at least $35billion. On Thursday, Jeff announced that he will transfer roughly 4% of the company’s stock to his wife, MacKenzie come early July, which amounts to over 35 billion as per Forbes making it the world’s most expensive divorce. Here are some of the deets of the divorce:
MacKenzie Bezos who will retain 4% stake in Amazon will also give up her interests in the Washington Post newspaper and Mr Bezos’s space travel firm Blue Origin.
MacKenzie will become the third-richest woman in the world just behind L’Oréal’s Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, and Walmart’s Alice Walton.
MacKenzie would rank as the planet’s 26th-richest person.
Jeff Bezos, with a net worth over $110 billion will still remain the world’s richest person as per early Thursday afternoon stock prices according to Forbes.
Jeff Bezos will continue to be the largest shareholder of Amazon valued at almost $900 billion as well as gain voting control of wife’s remaining shares.