MacKenzie Bezos is become worlds third richest woman

MacKenzie Bezos is become the world’s third richest woman. She is also Amazon’s second largest shareholder after her ex-husband Jeff Bezos. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos earlier this week filed the paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealing that he had transferred 968,148 Amazon shares worth $1.8 billion between July 29 and July 31 as a part of his stock-sale plan. The regulatory filings also revealed that the Amazon founder had transfered a quarter of his shares in the e-retail giant to his ex-wife as a part of their divorce settlement. The regulatory filings give a rare glimpse into the financial terms of divorce settlement between Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, that have remained away from the public so far.

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MacKenzie’s 19.7 million shares in Amazon are worth $36.8 billion, which according to Forbes makes her the third richest woman in the world. Ahead of MacKenzie Bezos are two women – Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, who is the heiress to the brand L’Oréal and is worth $53.7 billion, and Alice Walton, who is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, who is worth $50.4 billion.

The share transfer also makes MacKenzie Bezos the 23rd richest person on the planet after Alibaba founder Jack Ma whose personal wealth stands at $40 billion and Tencent chief executive officer Pony Ma whose personal wealth stands at $37.7 billion according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Jeff Bezos, who is also the founder of space research company Blue Origin still remains the richest man on earth. His with a personal wealth according to a Forbes report stands at $117.8 billion, which is $13 billion more than the second richest man on the planet – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Separately, MacKenzie Bezos back in May this year signed the Giving Pledge. As a part of her pledge, MacKenzie will give away half of her wealth in her will or in her lifetime to charity. “We each come by the gifts we have to offer by an infinite series of influences and lucky breaks we can never fully understand. In addition to whatever assets life has nurtured in me, I have a disproportionate amount of money to share. My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time and effort and care. But I won’t wait. And I will keep at it until the safe is empty,” MacKenzie wrote in her letter.

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