MacKenzie Bezos, now the wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has entered two important titles in the wake of the divorce: Bloomberg's second largest individual shareholder, and the world's third richest woman, according to Forbes.
Legislative records show that Jeff Bezos transferred about 19.7 million Amazon shares to MacKenzie Bezos, as Bloomberg reports. This transfer brought Jeff Bezos & # 39; s stake in the company from 16% down to 12%, while 4% of the difference went to MacKenzie, according to USA Today.
These filings were in relation to stock sales made by Jeff Bezos during the last three days of July, where he sold more than 965,000 Amazon shares, worth $ 1
Meanwhile, MacKenzie Bezos' 4% stake is valued at around $ 37 billion, based on Amazon stock prices – making her the second largest independent shareholder in Amazon, behind her ex-husband. Jeff Bezos, for its part, now has a net worth of about $ 115 billion, according to Forbes.
This news is consistent with the divorce agreement announced by Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos in April, where Jeff would retain 75% of Amazon's owned stake and would retain voting control over MacKenzie's stake in the pair. MacKenzie Bezos also agreed to give Jeff Bezos his interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin. The divorce was finalized in early July.
MacKenzie Bezos also said in April that she had signed the Giving Pledge, a pledge made by some of the world's richest to donate at least half of her assets to charity during her lifetime or will.
Jake Kanter and Paige Leskin contributed to this report.