When Mackenzie Bezos’s divorce finalized, she was left with 36 Billion dollars and 25 percent of her Amazon stock — making her the 3rd wealthiest woman in the world.
While 36 Billion dollars may seem like a sizeable chunk of change, the numbers reveal how divorce often leaves one partner with the shorter end of the stick.
And statistically speaking, many women (and sometimes men) are blindsided by a divorce spawned by an affair and let things go for the sake of moving on – quickly.
In this case, Mackenzie was there from the beginning. When he built the Amazon empire, she helped with the accounting, shipping, and other duties.
She gave him four lovely children, and truthfully, it appears that she also sacrificed her career to support his vision.
And during the divorce, she also let the financial part of it go without a fight. Like many, she perhaps settled for less than what she helped to earn — causing a drastic change in lifestyle.
She was used to living in a marriage with an estate worth 137 Billion dollars. She did love him over the past 25 years. It’s also likely that she allowed Jeff to manage their finances while married, like many women do when legally coupled.
What’s interesting is how similar women are when it comes to their outlook on divorce, no matter how much money they have. Mackenzie follows the norm, it seems, even though she’s a billionaire.
In a recent study on women and divorce, 44 percent of women saw the change as an opportunity to reinvent themselves with the ultimate win as being their new life.
The newly single Ms. Bezos states, “I’m excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next.”