She surpassed Walmart heiress Alice Walton with assets of $ 62.3 billion.
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After her divorce from the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, Mackenzie received 25 percent of the company’s shares and She is now the richest woman in America, according to the latest information from Forbes.
After the surge in Amazon shares in a week between July 2nd and 9th Mackenzie earned $ 5.7 billionShe is the richest woman in North America.
However, there is still one woman who surpasses Mackenzie’s wealth: the heiress of The real one the French Françoise Bettencourt Meyerswho owns the amount of $ 64,000 million. But if Amazon’s shares keep rising, there’s a good chance Bezos is the richest woman in the world.
For his part, Jeff Bezos is still the richest person on the planet with a value of 188,200 million, followed by Bill Gates with a net worth of 110,700 million.
After the divorce, Mackenzie joined a select group of philanthropic billionaires founded by Warren Buffet and Bill Gatescalled Give care. This group agrees to donate half or more of their assets.
“I have a disproportionate amount of money to share,” Mackenzie said in a statement last year. “My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time, effort and care. “
According to Forbes, she joined in mid-June Melinda gates organize a competition for companies that promote gender equality.
Now that she has become the richest woman in the United States, part of this money is expected to go to good deeds.
Jeff Bezos not part of Make promises.