It’s official. When the markets opened this morning, Amazon was up 3% basically out of the gate. The stock came within $2 of $3,300 per share and is currently trading at $3,290 per share. As we have been predicting for a few weeks, whenever Amazon topped $3,250 per share, MacKenzie Bezos would be the richest woman in the world. This story is developing, but as long as Amazon stays above $3,255, MacKenzie should maintain a fortune slightly larger than Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers. We will continue to update this story throughout the day. Obviously anything can change with market movements.
FYI: MacKenzie was given 20 million shares of Amazon when she and ex-husband Jeff Bezos finalized their divorce in April 2019. Since then, MacKenzie has cashed out $300 million.
When combined with her cash and other assets, at $3,255 MacKenzie Bezos’ net worth would be $65.1 billion. That should be just enough to top French L’Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers whose net worth consistently fluctuates between $64 and $65 billion.
At $3,290 (the price I’m seeing as I type this article), MacKenzie is worth $65.4 billion which is around $400 million more than Francoise. At $65.4 billion, she’s just $600 million shy of topping Oracle founder Larry Ellison.