Amazon’s ex-wife becomes the richest woman in the US

The fortune of the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for the week grew by almost $ 6 billion. This allowed her to take first place in the list of the richest women in the United States, overtaking the heiress of the Walmart empire. Less than $ 2 billion separates her from the status of the richest woman in the world

Amazon shares rose 10% from July 2 to July 9, as a result of which the fortune of the company’s CEO and the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, increased by $ 16.2 billion to $ 188.2 billion. At the same time, his ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos became the richest over this period America’s woman with a fortune of $ 62.3 billion (+ $ 5.7 billion). This is reported by American Forbes.

After the most expensive divorce in history, which ended in July 2019, Mackenzie Bezos received 25% of the company’s former husband shares, which at that time cost $ 36 billion. Since then, her fortune has almost doubled amidst the rapid growth of Amazon shares, Forbes notes. . From the first place in the list of richest women in the United States, Bezos was replaced by the daughter of the founder of Walmart supermarket chain Alice Walton.

The only woman in the world who still boasts a greater fortune than Mackenzie Bezos is the granddaughter of L’Oreal founder Francoise Betancourt Mayer, whose fortune is estimated at $ 64 billion. However, her ex-wife of the head of Amazon can soon get around, emphasizes the American Forbes Despite huge growth already demonstrated, Amazon shares still have potential, traders surveyed by CNBC say.

At the same time, the more Mackenzie Bezos grows, the more she is expected to donate. Last year, she signed the Giving Pledge, a promise to give at least half her fortune to charity. Jeff Bezos Giving Pledge did not sign.

The billionaire who earned more than the rest in a week in percentage terms is Robin Zeng, who founded the Chinese manufacturer of electric car batteries Contemporary Amperex Technology. His fortune grew by 23.8% to $ 16.9 billion. Reuters sources said that Zeng was involved in the development of a million-mile battery for Tesla, which will become a central element in the strategy of the electric car manufacturer. The condition of the head of Tesla herself, Ilon Mask, has also grown – over the week it increased by $ 5.8 billion.