Amazon’s stock surge Jeff Bezos and McKenzie Bezos together to $ 237.5 billion
McKinsey Bezos, who married Jeff Bezos in 1993, acquired 4% of the company and is equivalent to 25% of Jeff’s stake in the company.
Despite the divorce and separation of wealth, Jeff Bezos topped the list of the richest people in the world with an estimated wealth of $ 178.6 billion, while Mackenzie became the second richest woman in the world and ranked 17th on the list of the world’s richest people with a wealth of $ 58.9 billion.
McKinsey Bezos played a major role in the founding of Amazon, as the company was the first headquarters in the basement of its home and was one of the first employees of the company, and worked as an accountant in the early days of the company.
Jeff and Mackenzie graduated from Princeton University with four children.
The couple met while they worked for E. Shaw in 1992, they married in 1993 and moved to Seattle, then went to Washington in 1994, where they founded Amazon.
After her divorce from Jeff Bezos last July, McKinsey received 25% of her husband’s stake in Amazon, which was then worth $ 36 billion.
Since then, their fortunes have nearly doubled after the epidemic disrupted traditional retail. As a result of the steady rise in the Amazon stock, Jeff Bezos maintained his title as the richest man in the world, and McKinsey’s wealth surpassed that of Walmart’s heir, Alice Walton, who was previously the wealthiest woman in the United States.
In May 2019, shortly after announcing the terms of the divorce on Twitter, McKinsey signed the Pledge of Giving, a campaign that began in 2010 to encourage the world’s rich to donate and contribute part of their wealth to charitable projects.
Mackenzie Bezos has signed the pledge, although her ex-husband is not known for his charitable work, he does support projects he believes in.
He bought The Washington Post, with the goal of supporting the independent press in the US capital, and he is building a $ 42 million mechanical watch designed to work for 10,000 A year on his farm in Texas.