Bling bling, money ain’t a thing! Mackenzie Bezos, ex wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the third richest woman alive.
She walked away from the marriage with 25% of the Amazon shares and is laughing all the way to the bank, or should I say stock market?
This translates to a 4% stake in Amazon but there is a catch.
Jeff Bezos still retains voting rights, so he ultimately makes the final decision on any matter.
In other words, she won’t have to deal with the day to day running of the company but is in line for huge capital gains cheques.
This settlement is being considered a win-win for both parties as it was thought the divorce could turn out much worse for Bezos.
Mackenzie Bezos is now worth a staggering $35 billion!
The ex couple were married for 25 years before announcing they would be getting a divorce in January.
They have four children together.
She accuses Jeff Bezos of cheating on her and taking his mistresses all over the world in his $65 million private jet.
In other words Jeff was living the playboy lifestyle in his senior years.
his net worth currently is at $150 billion, which makes him the richest person alive.
Naturally it is safe to assume that a man with that much wealth will have a lot of options.
Women would be throwing themselves at him like a rock star so him being accused of infidelity isn’t a shock to anyone.
Luckily for Jeff she didn’t go too hard on him. It seems she is happy to “only” get 25% of the shares and is not interested in fighting for more.
Now Mackenzie Bezos has jumped to the upper reaches of the rich list overnight.
She now belongs in a group that includes people like Alice Walton from the Walmart dynasty and Françoise Bettencourt Meyers from L’Oreal.
Here is a list of female billionaries https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_billionaires