Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie’s divorce shook the world of technology when it was announced last week.
It was quickly speculated how the shares and profits of Amazon would be divided between the two, said Karin Lundell, a partner at a law firm Rower LLC.
Bezos had taken to Twitter to announce an end to the 25-year long relationship which saw many ups and downs and “trial separation”.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 9, 2019
According to Bloomberg, Mackenzie could very easily become the richest woman in the world after the division of assets. With $137.2 billion, Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person and due to her former husband’s assets, Mackenzie would have a net worth of $69 billion.
Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index ranks the world’s 500 richest people who have inherited wealth with the passing of their husband or parents.
As of now, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the granddaughter of Loreal’s founder is the richest woman in the world with a net worth of $45.6 billion. Walmart founder daughter Alice Walton follows close with a net worth $43.6 billion. Mars founder granddaughter Jacqueline Badger Mars comes third on the index with a net worth of $33.3 billion. Apple’s Steve Jobs wife is also on the index with a net worth of $18 billion.
Amazon.com again became Wall Street’s most valuable company last week, surpassing Microsoft. Bezos’ fortune has soared to more than $160 billion, thanks to his stake in Amazon.
Even if the author, Mackenzie receives 1 per cent of the fortune that Jeff Bezos has a claim to, she will be able to join the three-comma club.
Some users on Twitter poked fun at the couple’s end with some Amazon and Alexa related jokes.
JEFF BEZOS: I brought you flowers
HER: Oh thanks. That’s very sweet
JEFF BEZOS: I see you’ve liked flowers. Perhaps you’d like these other flowers
— Todd ‘Papi’ Carlos (@TheToddWilliams) January 9, 2019
Jeff Bezos is getting divorced after realizing that marriage counts as a union.
— River Clegg (@RiverClegg) January 9, 2019
Maybe his wife is leaving him because he is past his Prime.
— KesKon:clinking_glasses::rolling_on_the_floor_laughing::kissing_heart::clinking_glasses:كاسكُن (@Kes_Kon) January 9, 2019
Jeff Bezos this morning:
“Alexa, end my marriage”
— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) January 9, 2019
“Yes Jeff, deducting 65 billion from your bank account now.”
— John Law (@DashSnowInHeavn) January 9, 2019
See not even Billions can keep a marriage together
— Location (@CanadianEndows) January 9, 2019
This Is So Sad Alexa Play Despacito
— John Paul Punzalan (@jpbpunzalan) January 9, 2019
It is a sad news. I hope both of you have thought through that what worked for last 25 years which is not working right now.
— Kapil Rajyaguru (@Kapil_Vaishali) January 9, 2019
Jeff’s divorce statement sounds better than most people’s marriage vows :joy:
— Ahmed Nabi K. :seedling: (@ahmednabiK) January 9, 2019
Well, we have gained the worlds richest woman
— Dirk van Dalen (@DalenDirk) January 9, 2019
Maybe she will get free Prime for life.
— Bridges to Italy (@bridges2italy) January 9, 2019
Whos getting full custody of Alexa
— BOKETTO™ (@KingSanda) January 9, 2019