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 Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index.

Scott is a philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man. Its new status comes after surpassing 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 It is estimated to be worth about $ 38 billion.

In July Blog post, Scott said she donated $ 1.7 billion of her fortune last year to various causes including racial equality, gay rights, public health and climate change.

Business Insider previously reported that by the end of the same week, Scott had gotten it happened That money came back after her stake in Amazon grew.

In 2019, Scott also signed to the Giving Pledge initiativeWhich encourages the richest people in the world to donate most of their wealth 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.

The 16 richest Americans in North America Bloomberg Billionaires Index And Forbes list of billionaires With a combined value of over $ 1 trillion, I mentioned Business Insider previously. 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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