Who Is Mackenzie Bezos? She Could Soon Be The Richest Woman In The World

After 25 years of marriage, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, announced on Jan 9 that he and his wife MacKenzie are splitting. 

The couple said in a statement on Twitter that they shared “such a great life together as a married couple”, and “though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends”.


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You can read their full statement here:

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But wait, would the divorce make Mackenzie the richest woman in the world?

Thanks to his stake in Amazon, the 54-yearold entrepreneur has an estimated net worth of US$137 billion (that’s S$185 billion) and topped Forbes’ list last year of the richest Americans and the list of billionaires worldwide.

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Jeff has often credited Mackenzie, 48, for her support when he founded Amazon, which grew from an online bookseller to one of the world’s largest retailers.

She was there in the company’s early years, when Jeff was drafting Amazon’s business plan, even as she pursued her dream of being an author. Here are eight things you probably didn’t know about Mackenzie: