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MacKenzie Scott world’s wealthiest woman: Bloomberg

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MacKenzie Scott, who divorced world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, is the world’s wealthiest woman now, according to Bloomberg Billionaire Index.

Scott’s net worth is $68 billion, the index pointed out. She pushed L’Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers to the second spot. Meyers has a net worth of $66.8 billion. Now, Scott is the 12th wealthiest person in the world, joining top billionaire club comprising Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

Scott is a major shareholder of Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer. The Seattle-based company sells books, household goods and other products through its flagship website. It also controls the Whole Foods grocery chain and offers cloud computing and video streaming services. Amazon had revenue of $281 billion in 2019. She had received a quarter of Amazon shares in the divorce settlement. She had won an American Book Award in 2006.

Her ex-husband is the world’s richest man with a net worth of $207 billion.

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