Even After Losing $36 Billion, Jeff Bezos Is Still The Richest Person In The World

By on April 12, 2019 in ArticlesBillionaire News

We recently went through some of the wealthiest people in the world to determine just who, in fact, is the richest of all. The answer turned out to be Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Of course, that was before Bezos and his wife MacKenzie officially divorced. Now, Jeff has had to give MacKenzie some of his fortune as part of their split.

So that begs the question: is Jeff Bezos still the richest person in the world?

In a word, yes.

The divorce settlement that the Bezos just finalized has Jeff giving $35.6 billion in Amazon stock to MacKenzie. Amazon's stock price has risen nearly 20 percent since the start of the year, which had given Bezos a hearty bump in his net worth.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos and writer MacKenzie Bezos attend the Amazon Studios Oscar Celebration at Delilah on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

MacKenzie Bezos instantly became the fourth-richest woman in the world. She only trails heiresses Francoise Bettencourt Meyers (L'Oreal), Alice Walton (Walmart) and Jacqueline Mars (Mars candy).

As for Jeff, he still holds the title of wealthiest person in the world. His net worth is now around $114 billion.

That's good enough to hold off Bill Gates, who's sitting at a net worth of $100 billion.

Of course, much of Bezos's net worth is related to Amazon stock – if the company takes a hit, he may lose his title. But he's still in the number one spot for now.

You know you've got a ton of wealth if you can lose nearly a quarter of it and still be the richest person in the world.

Articles Written by Joey Held
If there's a story anywhere in the world of music, sports, or entertainment, Joey wants to tell it. He's been freelancing since 2010, and prior to that, he attended the University of Miami, where he double majored in broadcast journalism and sport administration. A Chicago native, Joey currently resides in Austin, TX. Follow him on Twitter and always feel free to suggest a song for his next karaoke performance. Joey's favorite billionaire is Mark Cuban.
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