Learn all the net worth and earning details you need to know about the former wife of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.
Jeff Bezos shocked everyone when he announced that he was stepping down as the CEO of Amazon. He will be replaced by Andy Jassy, currently the CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Jeff served as the CEO for over 30 years of the company, and now, he will assume the role of the executive chairman.
This is another big news emerging about Jeff Bezos after the revelation of his divorce from his ex-wife in 2019. The divorce between Jeff Bezos and his former wife MacKenzie Scott was the most expensive legal separation in the world right now. So how much money did MacKenzie get on her behalf from the split? Let's find out.
Separating from one of the wealthiest persons in the world helped MacKenzie Scott bag quite huge sums of money on her behalf. And it has made her one of the richest persons in the world too. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie Scott holds an astonishing net worth of $57 billion as of February 2021.
Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie Scott holds an astonishing net worth of $57 billion as of February 2021.
Source: Business Insider
The divorce between the former Bezos couple resulted in Jeff Bezos handing over a huge portion of his fortune to MacKenzie Scott. She got, as awarded by the court, four percent of the stake of Amazon, which was worth a tremendous $38 billion, according to Express UK.
MacKenzie Scott promised that she would use the wealth she gained through the divorce for the good of the world. She's lived up to her promise so far, as she gave the most amount of her money by signing the Giving Pledge in 2019. In July 2020, she said that she'd donated $1.7 billion to 116 non-profit organizations.
Most of the organizations MacKenzie Scott donated include causes relating to LGBT, racial equality, and climate change. Just recently, she revealed that she'd given away a further $4.1 billion to more than 380 organizations. Most of those included Still of all the philanthropic works she does, MacKenzie still remains the 20th wealthiest person on the planet.
Professionally, MacKenzie Bezos is a novelist, philanthropist, and activist. She was married to Jeff Bezos for over 25 years. She was involved with Amazon since its beginning when she became the company's first accountant. So, she was there when it transformed from a small online bookseller to the e-commerce giant it is today.
MacKenzie Bezos is a novelist and activist.
Source: British Vogue
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott met for the first time while she was working as his assistant at D. E. Shaw in 1992. They married in 1993 in New York, after three months of dating, and moved to Seattle, Washington, in 1994. Since then, they welcomed four children into their family: three sons and one daughter adopted from China.
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