Jeff Bezos became the first person to top the Forbes billionaires index with a net worth of more than $131 billion while last year as well, he had topped that list with more than $100 billion net worth despite Amazon’s stocks falling in August.
This year, he has $19 billion more than he did last year and that too at a time where the e-commerce giant, Amazon had a positive 2018. While Bill Gates follows in second place $98.7 billion with his Microsoft not being the most valued company. Mark Zuckerberg is also in the top 10 with his net worth accounting to $61.8 billion.
Bezos’ vast fortune and net worth have come into great speculation when he and MacKenzie announced their divorce in January via Twitter which remains pending.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 9, 2019
According to Bloomberg, Mackenzie could very easily become the richest woman in the world after the division of assets as per the Washington States divorce rules. With $137.2 billion, Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person and due to her former husband’s assets, Mackenzie would have a net worth of $69 billion.