MacKenzie Scott, Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, is the richest woman in the world

MacKenzie Scott, Jeff Bezos' ex-wife, is the richest woman in the world

MacKenzie Scott is the richest woman in the world with a net worth of $ 68 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Scott is a philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man. Her new stature comes as she surpasses Francoise Bettencourt Myers, the heiress to L’Oréal who controls 33% of the world’s largest cosmetics company with a net worth of $ 66.8 billion, according to Bloomberg.

Bezos and Scott divorced in 2019, and as a result, Scott has acquired millions of shares in Amazon worth an estimated $ 38 billion.

In a July blog, Scott said she donated $ 1.7 billion of her fortune last year to various reasons including racial equality, LGBTQ rights, public health and climate change.

Business Insider previously reported that, by the end of the same week, Scott had recovered that money after the value of her Amazon stake had grown.

In 2019, Scott also signed to the Giving Pledge Initiative, which encourages the world’s richest people to donate most of their fortunes to charity.

Scott is the richest woman on Bloomberg’s list and ranked 12th wealthy, behind famous tech tycoons including Bill Gates of Microsoft, Elon Musk of Tesla and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.

Business Insider previously reported that the 16 richest Americans on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes List of Billionaires together total more than $ 1 trillion in wealth. While tech heavyweights rank higher on the lists, they appear alongside other familiar characters such as members of the powerful Koch and Walton families.

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