MacKenzie Scott, the former spouse of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is now the world’s richest woman following a surge in Amazon stock.
A author and philanthropist, MacKenzie Scott grew to become the richest woman in the world simply days after her ex-husband Jeff Bezos grew to become the world’s first $200 billion man.
With a internet value of $67.4 billion, Scott who lately dropped the Bezos surname she had stored since their 2019 divorce, is now value greater than L’Oreal heiress Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, who presently has $66.3 billion, in line with the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
NBC News reports that the rise in Amazon’s inventory —which has spiked from $2,000 to $3,500 per share since the COVID-19 lockdown, pushed Scott as much as the primary spot to turn into the richest woman on earth.
She is presently the twelfth richest individual in the world for each women and men.
After her 2019 divorce, Scott was the fourth-richest woman in the world, behind Bettencourt Meyers, Alice Walton of the Walmart household, and Jacqueline Badger Mars of the Mars sweet empire. The internet value of every of these ladies has remained comparatively regular, much less affected by the current surge in tech shares
During their divorce, Scott, who shares 4 youngsters with Bezos, obtained 20 million Amazon shares. At that point, the shares have been value about $32 billion.
Scott, who final yr pledged to provide away most of her wealth, lately donated $1.7 billion to charity.
“Many will choose to share some of what they have with people whose equal participation is essential to the construction of a better world,” she stated.
Here’s the breakdown of her jaw-dropping donation as reported by TMZ:
-$586.7 million to racial fairness
-$46 million to LGBTQ+ fairness
-$133 million to gender fairness
-$399.5 million to financial mobility
-$55 million to empathy and bridging divides
-$72 million to purposeful democracy
-$128.3 million to public well being
-$130 million to world improvement
-$125 million to local weather change