Meet Author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott the richest woman in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
With a net worth of $ 68 billion, Scott is also the twelfth richest person in the world. Scott reclaimed her new title as the richest woman after surpassing L’Oreal heiress Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, who has a net worth of $ 66.8 billion.
The writer received a 4% stake in Amazon, worth more than $ 59.3 billion, following her divorce from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. After the split, Scott vowed to donate most of her wealth to charity.
Scott is part of the Giving Pledge, founded by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates to fund groups working to address poverty reduction, refugee aid, disaster relief, global health, education, among others. the other issues.
In July, Scott donated more than $ 1.7 billion to various organizations, including historically black universities.
Bezos is the richest man in the world. His wealth reached about $ 207 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bezo’s wealth has increased by more than $ 57 billion since May.
In July, Scott announced that she had already donated nearly $ 1.7 billion to 116 organizations that included four historically black colleges and universities. She described organizations as focusing on one of nine “areas of need” ranging from racial equity to climate change.
Last year, Scott also signed on to the Giving Pledge initiative, founded by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates. The initiative encourages the richest people in the world to dedicate most of their wealth to charitable causes.
Bezos, the world’s richest man, did not sign the pledge, according to a list of signatories.
Shares of Amazon are up 28% in the last three months and are up more than 90% this year, according to data from Refinitiv. The stock surge increased Bezos’ wealth to more than $ 200 billion.
Scott’s rise in wealth follows an increase in tech inventory earnings, which has led to further increases in the top billionaire rankings.
Earlier this week, Elon Musk surpassed Mark Zuckerberg to become the third richest person in the world. Tesla saw stocks rise 12% after Tesla’s stock split 5-1 on Monday.