Day: September 3, 2020

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

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his now ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos poses as they arrive at the headquarters of publisher Axel-Springer where he will receive the Axel Springer Award 2018 on April 24, 2018 in Berlin. <p class="copyright">ORG CARSTENSEN/dpa/AFP via Getty Images</p>
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his now ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos poses as they arrive at the headquarters of publisher Axel-Springer where he will receive the Axel Springer Award 2018 on April 24, 2018 in Berlin.

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 the ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man. Her new status comes as she surpassed Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, an heiress to L’Oreal who controls 33% of the world’s largest cosmetics maker and counts a net worth of $66.8 billion, according to Bloomberg.

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

In a July blog post, Scott said she donated $1.7 billion of her wealth

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