MacKenzie Scott Net Worth: The Ex-Wife Of Jeff Bezos Has Become The Richest Woman In The World
The former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Mackenzie Scott, has become the richest woman in the world, according to Bloomberg. Her fortune is estimated at $68 billion.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Scott was ranked the 12th richest person in the world after her fortune increased by $630 million. The richest woman in the United States has now become the richest woman in the world, ahead of L'oreal owner Francoise Bettencourt-Myers ($66.8 billion, 13th place in the overall ranking). In third place was Alice Walton, daughter of the founder of the American retailer Walmart Sam Walton ($63.6 billion, 16th place in the list of Bloomberg).
When Scott divorced in July 2019, she received a quarter of Bezos ' Amazon shares, which were then valued at $36 billion. During the year, due to the increase in the value of the retailer's securities, her fortune has almost doubled. After the company's stock price rose in June, Scott became the richest American woman.
At the end of August, ex-husband Scott, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became the first person in the world whose fortune at the moment exceeded $200 billion. During trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange on August 25, the retailer's securities were trading at a price of over $3357. Thanks to this, Bezos ' fortune, which owns 11% of the shares, reached $200.2 billion. Now its assets are estimated by Bloomberg at $207 billion.