Mackenzie Bezos Has Given Up The Last Name Of Her Ex-Husband, The Founder Of Amazon
In 2019, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos officially divorced his wife Mackenzie, leaving her 25% of the company's shares owned by him, which at that time were worth $36 billion, according to the results of the divorce process. In mid-July, Mackenzie Bezos was named the wealthiest woman in the US — thanks to the growth of the online delivery market against the backdrop of the pandemic, her fortune has also increased significantly.
The news about the participant in the world's most expensive divorce did not end there. On July 28, she shared on Twitter and the blog of the Medium service her expenses for charity over the past year. It turned out that McKenzie transferred a total of $ 1.7 billion to various nonprofit organizations. The funds supported by the billionaire are dedicated to fighting for racial and gender equality, LGBT rights, economic mobility, democracy, and other modern values.
On Twitter, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos also drew attention to the fact that she officially changed her last name. Now she's Mackenzie Scott. Scott is not originally her maiden name, but a middle name, given at birth in honor of her grandfather.