MacKenzie Scott, the writer, philanthropist, and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is the richest woman in the world following a recent tech stock surge.
Who is MacKenzie Scott
MacKenzie Scott (née Tuttle, formerly Bezos; April 7, 1970) is an American billionaire, novelist and philanthropist.
As such, Scott is the third-wealthiest woman in the world, and the 21st-wealthiest individual in the world. She is known for her involvement in the founding and development of Amazon, and her now dissolved marriage to Jeff Bezos. She is a signatory to the Giving Pledge, a commitment to give at least half of her wealth to charity. In 2020, she made US$5.8 billion in charitable gifts, one of the largest annual distributions by a private individual to working charities. Scott donated a further $2.7 billion in 2021.
MacKenzie Scott Net Worth
As of 2021, she has a net worth of US$60.1.0 billion, owing to a 4% stake in Amazon, awarded during her divorce from Amazon founder and former Chief Executive Jeff Bezos.
After her 2019 divorce, Scott was the fourth-richest woman in the world, behind Bettencourt Meyers, Alice Walton of the Walmart family, and Jacqueline Badger Mars of the Mars candy empire. The net worth of each of those women has remained relatively steady, less affected by the recent surge in tech stocks.