McKinsey Scott was crowned the richest woman on earth, thanks to the ability of her ex-wife, Jeff Bezos, to be ranked recently at the top of the list of the world’s richest people with a fortune exceeding $ 200 billion, according to the New York Post.
Scott, who this summer dropped Bezos from her surname and kept part of his money since their divorce in 2019, added a staggering $ 30.3 billion to her net worth so far in 2020, thanks to the growth in sales of her ex-husband’s “Amazon” company, as consumers switched Coronavirus home stuck to the e-commerce giant to fulfill their shopping needs.
Ms Scott’s fortune was $ 67.4 billion, surpassing L’Oreal heir Francoise Bettencourt Myers, who currently has $ 66.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Scott is currently ranked twelfth on the list of the richest people in the world, with the increase in the value of her ownership stake amounting to 4 per cent of Amazon shares, making it ahead of Walton siblings from Walmart and behind the founder of Oracle Larry Ellison, according to “Russia Today”.
She stands poised to skip the top ten if she is able to add another $ 9 billion to her net worth due to the coronavirus and her ex-husband’s fortune has swelled.
Scott, who has 4 children from Bezos, received 20 million Amazon shares when she divorced him after revealing his affair. At the time, those shares were worth about $ 30 billion.
The combined wealth of the world’s richest ex-couple is more than $ 270 billion.
Scott has already donated $ 1.7 billion to organizations concerned with racial equality, gender equality, fighting climate change, improving public health, and more.
The lion’s share of her donation to racial equality organizations, which received about $ 586,000. And she wrote in her statement that she was “shocked” by what happened during the current year of “inequality in our systems.”
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