“Hey Alexa, Should I divorce my husband?”
“Yes. Yes you should.”
Mackenzie Bezos could potentially become the world’s richest woman in her coming divorce with real-life-Lex-Luther and Amazon CEO husband Jeff Bezos.
In the absolute power move of the century, MacKenzie Bezos will likely aim to split her husband’s $137B net worth, which would set her own net worth at a cozy $68.5B which is greater than the GDP of most African countries.
Jeff Bezos divorce
It’s a bit tough for the average person to wrap their mind around how much money that actually is. A brand new 2019 Ford Explorer will run the typical consumer around $32.9k dollars. This means that with this potential divorce settlement, MacKenzie Bezos could buy every man, woman, and child in the country of Macedonia a new Ford Explorer. 2,125,000 Ford Explorers to be precise.
MacKenzie Bezos could potentially be set for life! At $59 a year, and considering the average lifespan in the United States of 79 years of age, she could buy more than 14.75 million lifetimes worth of Amazon prime subscriptions, or, if she was feeling really nice, give every single person in the nation of Cambodia a lifetime subscription instead. How generous!
At this point, it is not known if the couple had a prenup. She’s been married to her husband for 25 years, 3 years before Amazon went public at $1.73 a share. What an investment!
The details around the divorce are unclear, as it’s all still relatively new. But it’s fun to speculate.
Because we don’t know if the couple
Looking at this from a more realistic sense, we see that there are many moving parts to a billionaire divorce of this kind. There are factors at play here that the vast number of divorces not need to think about.
A person like Jeff Bezos has an astonishing net worth, sure. But we need to understand that this does not necessarily mean that it’s all money in the bank. Billionaire’s assets tend to be complex, and mostly illiquid.
We don’t know what percentage of Bezos’ net worth is linked to Amazon stock, but we can assume that it’s sizable.
Here’s a simple solution that could make things a lot easier for every party involved. It’s just a suggestion, but we think it’s a win/win for everyone. MacKenzie… Would you be okay with just getting a few billion dollars?
Just a few measly billion out of Jeff’s 137. We know it’s no $68B, sure. But it ain’t peanuts either! Even just one billion dollars would rank Mrs. Bezos as the 21st richest woman in the United States. Not too shabby. It sounds low in comparison to the rest of the moolah, but please keep in mind, Mackenzie: a few billion is made up of several thousand