If MacKenzie Bezos gets half of Jeff Bezos’ fortune, she’d become the fourth-richest person in the world — and he’d fall from the No. 1 spot

Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, have said they will divorce.
  • Their separation of assets could affect the Amazon CEO’s ranking among the richest people in the world.
  • If MacKenzie Bezos acquired half of Jeff Bezos’ $137 billion fortune — a possible outcome of a divorce settlement — the two would be tied at No. 4 on the list with $68.5 billion each.
  • MacKenzie Bezos would easily become the richest woman in the world.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos could find himself dropping a few spots on the list of the world’s richest people soon.

And his soon-to-be ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos might rocket up the list.

Jeff Bezos sits atop the list of the world’s richest people with a fortune of $137 billion. If MacKenzie Bezos acquires exactly half of that in a divorce settlement, a possible outcome, considering Washington’s divorce laws and their reported lack of a prenuptial agreement, that would leave both people with $68.5 billion each.

In that scenario, Jeff Bezos would fall to the No.

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