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MacKenzie Scott became the richest woman in the world

The American author and philanthropist outperformed Francoise Bettencourt Meyers in the Bloomberg Index.

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  • MacKenzie Scott’s net worth reached $ 68 billion.
  • The billionaire announced in July that she had donated nearly $ 700 million to 116 organizations.
MacKenzie Scott became the richest woman in the world
MacKenzie Scott became the richest woman in the world

MacKenzie Scott, American author and philanthropist, owner of 4% Amazon, became the richest woman in the world after reaching a fortune of $ 68 billion and ranked 12th on the billionaire list of Bloomberg this September 2nd.

Scott ousted the heir The real oneFrancoise Bettencourt Meyers took first place in the Billionaires Index. The writer is Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife and in 2019 MacKenzie received a quarter of the businessman’s shares as a divorce agreement Amazon.

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After the divorce, Scott turns to philanthropy and signed the initiative last year Make a promiseThis encourages millionaires to use some of their fortune for charitable causes started by Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates.

Additionally, the billionaire announced in July that she had made a donation of nearly 700 million to 116 organizations focused on racial justice and climate change.

MacKenzie’s equity has risen thanks to the growth in Amazon stocks, which, according to Refinitiv, is up 28% over the past three months and up 90% this year.

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