MacKenzie Bezos and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have finalized their divorce after 26 years of marriage. On Thursday, April 4, MacKenzie took to social media to announce a divorce settlement was reached while shedding some light on how much of Bezos’ fortune she will be receiving.
Surprisingly, Jeff got a pretty fair deal.
“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 next phase as co-parents and friends,” MacKenzie wrote in a statement. She continued, “Excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next.”
So, what exactly did MacKenzie get in the settlement?
According to her statement, Jeff Bezos will retain all of his interests in the Washington Post and the space company Blue Origin, while keeping a whopping 75 percent of their shared Amazon stock. In addition, MacKenzie has given Jeff voting control over her shares in the company.
Based on Amazon’s current stock prices, Mackenzie’s shares are worth a cool $35.6 billion, while Jeff keeps $107.4 billion.
MacKenzie Bezos Estimated Net Worth: $35.6 billion
MacKenzie, who is a writer, reached a divorce settlement with her husband of 26 years, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. As part of the settlement, she kept 25 percent of the couple’s shared stock in Amazon which is worth more than $35 billion. The figure makes MacKenzie the third richest woman in the world behind L’Oréal’s Francoise Bettencourt Meyers ($52.9 billion), and Walmart’s Alice Walton ($45 billion), according to Forbes.
Overall, she is now the 26th richest person in the world.