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- Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos’ divorce is due to be finalized in the week of July 1, Business Insider reported.
- The couple first announced their plans to divorce in January, leading to speculation on how they would divide their fortune.
- Jeff Bezos – founder and current CEO of Amazon – is set to remain the world’s richest person with 75% of the couple’s Amazon shares, while MacKenzie Bezos is positioned to become one of the world’s richest women after retaining 25% of the shares.
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MacKenzie Bezos is set to become one of the richest women in the world after her divorce from Jeff Bezos is finalized in the week of July 1.
In April, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced that they had finalized the terms of their divorce. Following 25 years of marriage, news of their impending divorce first broke in January.
MacKenzie announced in a Twitter statement that she will retain 25% of the former couple’s Amazon shares, while Jeff will keep 75% along with voting control of the shares she retains. MacKenzie will also be giving him her stakes in the Washington Post and Blue Origin.
Jeff is still set to remain the richest person alive; his current net worth is nearly $157.8 billion.
Following the divorce, MacKenzie will join the ranks of the world’s richest women, among them Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, who inherited the L’Oreal fortune in 2017; Alice Walton, one of the three Walmart heirs; Jacqueline Mars of the Mars candy dynasty; and Laurene Powell-Jobs, who has significant stakes in Apple and Disney.