MacKenzie Bezos is the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. She is currently the richest woman in the world, with a net worth of over $36 billion. But how did she get her money?
MacKenzie Bezos inherited a small stake in Amazon when she married Jeff Bezos in 1993. She also worked for Amazon for a time, and was one of the company's earliest employees.
When Amazon went public in 1997, MacKenzie Bezos owned about 4% of the company. She sold some of her shares over the years, but still owned about 19% of Amazon when she and Jeff Bezos divorced in 2019.
So, most of MacKenzie Bezos' wealth comes from her early investment in Amazon, as well as her continued ownership stake in the company.