She will be worth at least $ 35 billion after receiving a quarter of Bezos & # 39; Amazon shares. It will give her a 4% stake in Amazon ( AMZN ) according to a lawsuit pending approval of their divorce.
The richest woman in the world is L 'Oreal heir Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, with a net worth of $ 53.7 billion, according to Bloomberg. The second richest woman is Alice Walton, billionaire daughter of Walmart founder. Her net worth is $ 44.2 billion.
Third place, with a value of $ 37 billion, is Jacqueline Badger Mars, co-owner of the candy empire of the same name.
Jeff Bezos will keep voting control over all MacKenzie Bezos shares and will also maintain all his interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, a private room company. He is still the world's richest person on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with a net worth of $ 1
14 billion (it was $ 150 billion on Thursday before Bloomberg adjusted his list).
In a tweet
Thursday MacKenzie Bezos said she was "happy" to give him voting control as well as financial interests in the newspaper and space company to "support his continued contribution with the teams in these incredible companies."
Jeff Bezos, 55, and MacKenzie Bezos, 48, first announced plans to divorce in January and completed a 25-year marriage. The couple were married in the early 1990s while working on D.E. Shaw, a New York-based hedge fund. Shortly after, they moved to Seattle, where Bezos launched Amazon. They have four children.