- As Jeff Bezos works hard to grow e-commerce giant Amazon, MacKenzie Bezos is quietly reaping the benefits.
- During the divorce settlement last year, MacKenzie had to make a choice that would dictate her fortunes.
- MacKenzie’s brilliant decision has made her the 17th richest person on the planet in this time of crisis.
It’s no secret that during this pandemic the rich are getting richer. The richest of them all, Jeff Bezos, is making big money as more people rely on Amazon to service their needs while stuck at home. With Amazon’s stock printing fresh all-time highs, the chief executive of the e-commerce giant grew his net worth by $24 billion.
Quietly in the background, Jeff’S ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos is also raking billions. Her shrewd choice last year during the couple’s divorce settlement is paying off big time.
MacKenzie Bezos Happily Gave Jeff Her Interests in Two Companies
Prior to the divorce settlement, MacKenzie had interests in daily newspaper The Washington Post, space exploration company Blue Origin, and of course tech titan Amazon. MacKenzie was “happy” to give Jeff her stake in The Washington Post and Blue Origin. In return, she received 25% of the couple’s shares in Amazon (AMZN).
MacKenzie’s decision set the stage for her ownership of 19.7 million Amazon shares. At the time of the transfer, MacKenzie Bezos was worth $38.3 billion, which was good enough to land the 22nd spot on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.
A lot has changed since, and MacKenzie’s clever choice is paying huge dividends.
Jeff’s Ex-Wife Has Overtaken Jack Ma on Global Rich List
MacKenzie Bezos is now the 17th richest person on the planet. Amazon’s tremendous gains over the last few weeks have allowed her to exceed the net worth of some of the world’s biggest tycoons. As AMZN climbed to an all-time high of $2,461, MacKenzie’s net worth surged to $47.7 billion.
Bloomberg reports that MacKenzie’s total…