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The former wife of the world’s richest man became the world’s richest woman

Ex-wife of the founder of Amazon, the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos) Mackenzie Scott became the wealthiest woman on the planet. This follows from the rating Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Mackenzie Scott’s fortune reached $ 68 billion, which gave her the 12th place in the ranking of the world’s rich. She overtook the granddaughter of the founder of L’oreal Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers (Francoise Bettencourt Meyers), whose fortune is estimated at 66.8 billion dollars, and the heiress of the Walmart Corporation Alice Walton (Alice Walton), whose personal capital reaches 63.6 billion dollars. They are ranked 13th and 16th respectively.

Mackenzie Scott in July was already becoming the richest woman on the planet, but less than a day later, Francoise Bettencourt-Myers again overtook her in terms of wealth. In the same month, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos became the richest woman in the United States.

Under the terms of the divorce, which took place in 2019, Mackenzie Scott received a quarter of Jeff Bezos ‘ Amazon shares, which at that time were estimated at $ 36 billion. However, against the background of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the company’s securities have almost doubled in price. This allowed the state of Jeff Bezos to break the 200 billion mark and set a historical record.