Amazon Shares Soar Bezos’s Ex-Wife is Expected: Netease Technology News July 11 news, in the past six months, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos) and his ex-wife MacKenzie (MacKenzie) each have explosive growth in their net worth. Bezos currently has a net worth of more than US$180 billion and continues to be the richest man in the world. And McKenzie’s worth has also increased to 63.4 billion US dollars, only one step away from the world’s richest woman.
Amazon Shares Soar Bezos’s Ex-Wife is Expected
Since this year, Amazon’s stock price has soared, adding tens of billions of dollars to the former couple’s wealth. Mackenzie’s net worth was $37 billion at the beginning of 2020. Read More: Google Promises Not to Use Fitbit Data For Advertising to Circumvent EU Antitrust Review
At the time, she had not yet entered the top 30 list of the world’s richest, but she was already the fifth largest female rich in the world. With Amazon’s stock price soaring in recent days, McKenzie’s net worth has increased rapidly, currently about 63 billion US dollars, still lower than L’Oréal heiress Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers .
The marriage between Bezos and Mackenzie lasted from 1993 to 2019, and they had four children. In January 2019, Bezos announced their official separation through Twitter. Just 4 months later, on April 4, 2019, they announced a final divorce agreement.
The settlement clause requires Bezos to transfer nearly 20 million shares of Amazon shares to Mackenzie, but on the condition that he will continue to control the voting rights of these shares. Bezos has only about 58 million shares left, accounting for about 12% of Amazon’s total outstanding shares.
When McKenzie received the shares stipulated in the settlement agreement in April 2019, they were worth about US$37 billion, which made their net worth lower than the other four women, including Meyers (US$62 billion), Petroleum Alice Walton, daughter of tycoon David Koch’s widow Julia Flesher Koch ($60 billion) and daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton (Alice Walton, $53 billion) and the heiress of candy giant Mars, Jacqueline Mars ($42 billion).
As the pandemic of the New Crown epidemic swept the world, Amazon’s stock price fell slightly first, and then began to skyrocket. As of the close of Friday local time in the United States, Amazon’s share price rose by more than $17, or 0.55%, and closed at $3,200 per share. McKenzie’s worth also exceeded $63 billion, immediately after Meyers.
However, for Mackenzie to hit the throne of the world’s richest woman, Amazon’s stock price needs to reach $3,255, a 2.3% increase from the latest closing price.