- Jeff Bezoz has been spotted in a photo laughing as comedians joked about his divorce settlement with Mackenzie Bezoz
- Jeff and Mackenzie divorced in July 2019, leaving her with $38 billion and making her the world's third richest woman
- Chris Rock and Steve Martins teamed up to mock the billionaire at the 2020 edition of the Oscars
Recently divorced billionaire Jeff Bezoz was the target of jokes by comedians Chris Rock and Steve Martins during the opening monologue of the 2020 Oscars.
Rock remarked that Bezoz is so rich that a divorce settlement did little to reduce his wealth.
Briefly.co.za understands that Bezoz was in the audience and appeared to be laughing at the jokes as the camera focused on him.
Bezoz, the richest man in the world finalized a divorce settlement with Mackenzie Bezoz in July 2020.
This left her with a partial stake of $38 billion out of Amazon’s worth after a 25-year-marriage, making her the third richest woman in the world.
Per a report by Business Insider, Martin later remarked that he needs to stop the jokes as he wishes to get his Amazon packages on time.
Bloomberg has meanwhile estimated that Bezoz is worth $126 billion as at February 2020.
He therefore maintains his position as the richest man in the world despite the divorce settlement.
In other news, South Sudan will host its first ever oil and gas bidding round in March 2020, Briefly.co.za has learned.
This comes after Sudan dissolves the central bank board as well as 11 other state-owned banks, in a bid to dismantle toppled president, Omar al-Bashir’s regime.
Sudan, the most oil-dependent nation in the world, has oil accounting for almost all of its exports and about 60% of its gross domestic product (GDP), according to the World Bank.
South Sudan’s petroleum minister, Daniel Awow Chuang, said the move is a plan to accelerate the economy and an environmental audit into the bidding process has already started.
Per a report by Business Insider, he added that companies that express interest in the process need to prove themselves as there would be a thorough evaluation process.
Chuang went on to say that in August 2019, the country discovered the the Adar oil field in Block 3, containing more than 37 million barrels of recoverable oil.
Presently, the ministry is collecting data to make things easier for investors in the oil sector.
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