After finalizing her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Bezos lands at the No. 4 spot on the list of world’s richest women.
MacKenzie Bezos will retain 25% of the couple’s stock in Amazon, or about a 4% stake in the entire company, she announced from a newly-created Twitter account on Thursday. That stake is worth approximately $36 billion per Amazon’s current share price.
That fortune makes Bezos, a writer, the fourth-richest woman in the world, behind Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the L’Oreal heiress with a net worth of $54 billion and Alice Walton of the Walmart family and her $44 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires’ Index. Bezos is nearly tied with the third woman on the list, Jacqueline Badger Mars of the Mars candy company family, who has a net worth of $37 billion; some estimates of Bezos’s 4% stake place that value closer to that number.
“Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness, and looking forward to our next phase as co-parents and friends. Excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next,” she said in a statement.