The 50-year-old ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos Mackenzie Scott became the richest woman in the world according to Bloomberg ratings. Mackenzie has boosted her earnings significantly over the past few months after Amazon stock soared amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Mackenzie, who owns a 4% stake in the company, has become richer by another $30.3 billion. Thus, now her fortune is estimated at $67.4 billion.
Since the beginning of the year, the company's shares have grown from almost $2 to $3.5 thousand. This is due to the fact that the number of online orders has grown significantly in recent months вЂ” due to the coronavirus, many people now prefer online shopping and do not go to stores as before.
Becoming the richest woman in the world, Mackenzie took 12th place in the list of the richest people in the world. The first line in it is occupied by her former 56-year-old husband, who could become the first trillionaire in history. Now his fortune is estimated at $205 billion.
Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott divorced last year after 25 years of marriage. After the divorce, Bezos, who soon began to appear in public with a new lover, transferred 19.7 million shares of Amazon to his ex-wife. Mackenzie, as promised, donated a significant part of her fortune to charity.
She has donated $1.7 billion to organizations that work to combat racial inequality, discrimination against LGBT people, climate change, and support democracy, the economy, and the health sector.