Jeff Bezos’ divorced wife, MacKenzie Scott has now been named world’s richest woman after Amazon shares surged during coronavirus lockdown. Her net worth is now $68 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire index.
MacKenzie Scott received a quarter of Amazon shares during her divorce settlement in 2019 from Jeff Bezos. That is a 4 per cent stake worth more than $35 billion at the time. She is now the 12th wealthiest person in the world.
Her net worth surge comes after Amazon stocks skyrocketed with shares rising from nearly $2,000 to $3,500 since the start of 2020.
Her ex-husband Jeff Bezos, is the richest person in the world with a net worth of $205 billion.