Jeff Bezos’ Ex-Wife Mackenzie Scott Becomes World’s Richest Woman
Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott has become the world’s richest woman after Amazon shares surged amid coronavirus lockdowns.
Scott, 50, who owns a 4 percent stake in the ecommerce giant, has added another $30.3 billion to her bank balance in the last year, taking her net worth to a staggering $67.4 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
The boost comes after Amazon stocks skyrocketed off the back of the pandemic, as stay-at-home orders and shuttered businesses sent consumers flocking to the retail giant for online orders and home deliveries.
Shares have risen from nearly $2,000 to $3,500 since the start of 2020 alone.
Amazon CEO Bezos, meanwhile, remains No. 1 on the list, and is worth $207 billion.
He and Scott’s split was announced in January 2019 after 25 years of marriage and four children.