Despite losing $38 billion in divorce, Jeff Bezos ends year as richest person in world

by Laura Mize · Dec 31st, 2019 12:06 pm

Last Updated Dec 31st, 2019 at 4:21 pm

Jeff Bezos remains the wealthiest person in the world, despite parting with $38 billion because his divorce this year. He was married for 26 years.

He had a net worth of $115 billion at the year's end, according to Bloomberg.

His former wife, MacKenzie Bezos, received a quarter of the his Amazon shares in their 2019 divorce settlement. Her allotment was worth more than $35 billion and made her the fifth-richest woman in the world. MacKenzie Bezos now has her own spot on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, where she ranks at number 25.


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