MacKenzie Bezos is to receive more than $35 billion of Amazon stock (roughly 4% of Amazon’s stock) from Jeff by early July, which will make her the third richest woman in the world.
The couple is in the process of finalizing their divorce. Jeff Bezos will remain the world’s richest person, with a net worth above $110 billion, per early Thursday afternoon stock prices.
“It takes the issue off the table, with less turbulence than you might have expected,” said an investor, whose company owns several million dollars worth of Amazon shares but who asked for anonymity because of a firm policy.
The couple, who tweeted separately on Thursday, disclosed that under their settlement MacKenzie will give up her interests in the Washington Post, which Jeff Bezos bought in 2013 and which has been a frequent target of criticism from US President Donald Trump, and the rocket company Blue Origin he founded in 2000. firm policy.
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