Don’t Worry, Jeff Bezos Is Doing Fine After His Divorce
Amazon's Jeff Bezos coughed up $36 billion in his divorce settlement last spring. Going into the deal, he was worth about $149 billion, so his fortune dropped to around $113 billion, give or take a billion or two.
So, how's Jeff holding up these days?
Well, he's already made a majority of that money back. According to the latest Bloomberg Billionaire Index, Jeff's total net worth is $140 billion right now, which is up $24.9 billion in just the first few months of 2020 alone.
Of course, Jeff's 2020 has not been as rough as it's been for the rest of us, at least professionally. The economy is in a free fall, but Amazon's stock price is through the roof, because people are just sitting at home ordering essentials online, streaming Prime video and music, and downloading books to their kindles.
By the way, Jeff's ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, is making out okay as well. She's made $8.2 billion of her own so far in 2020, thanks to her 4% stake in Amazon. Her total net worth is now at $45.3 billion according to Bloomberg.
Jeff is still the richest person in the world, and MacKenzie ranks 18th.