- MacKenzie Scott is now the wealthiest woman in the world
- The ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon, is said to have received $38 billion in her divorce settlement
- The two finalised their divorce in 2019 and it was common knowledge that she would score
MacKenzie Scott is now the richest woman in the world. MacKenzie and her ex-husband Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, settled their divorce in 2019.
As a result of the divorce settlement, MacKenzie was the recipient of around $38 billion worth in Amazon shares.
The large sum has seen her surpassing the previous record holder, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, an heiress who owns and controls 33.3% of the world's largest cosmetic company L'oreal.
MacKenzie, who is a philanthropist, does not shy away from charity. In July this year, she donated $1.7 billion of her wealth to several different causes. Some of which included the LGBTQ+ community, racial inequality and public health, among others.
However, she quickly made the money back when the value of her Amazon stake grew. Apart from that, she is also one of the billionaires who signed the Giving Pledge Initiative, a pledge that encourages the richest people in the world to donate most of their money to charity.
She is now the richest woman in the world and the 12th-richest person with a net worth of $68 billion (N26,335,720,000,000)
In other news, Elon Musk, the co-founder of Tesla, has finally overtaken Mark Zuckerberg to become the world’s third-richest person with a total net worth of $115 billion.
The two people who are leading the billionaire club and richer than the PayPal founder are Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates who have $202 billion and $125 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
On the same day, Amazon’s shares jumped to 7.9%, the most it has been since December 2018.
Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has had his fortune greatly increase from $74 billion in 2020 to $189.3 billion.
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