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MacKenzie Scott Net Worth 2022

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MacKenzie Scott net worth

MacKenzie Scott net worth 2022: MacKenzie Scott is an American billionaire businesswoman, novelist, and philanthropist. She is the ex-wife of the richest man in the world Jeff Bezos. Keep reading as we bring to you all the information you need to know about Mackenzie Scott net worth and biography.

Net Worth$60 billion
Full nameMacKenzie Scott
Date of birthApril 7, 1970
Occupationbusinesswoman
NationalityAmerican
SpouseDan Jewett

Early life and education

MacKenzie Scott Tuttle was born on April 7, 1970, in San Francisco, California, to a financial planner father and homemaker mother. She claims to have begun seriously writing at the age of 6, when she wrote The Book Worm, a 142-page book, which was destroyed in a flood.

In 1988, she graduated from Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut.

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In 1992, Tuttle earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Princeton University, where she studied under the Nobel Laureate in Literature Toni Morrison, who described Tuttle as “one of the best students I’ve ever had in my creative writing classes”. She also worked as a research assistant to Morrison for the 1992 novel Jazz.

Career

In 1993, Scott and Bezos were married, and in 1994, they both left D. E. Shaw, moved to Seattle, and started Amazon. Scott was one of Amazon’s first employees, and was heavily involved in Amazon’s early days, working on the company’s name, business plan, accounts and shipping early orders.

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 She also negotiated the company’s first freight contract. When Amazon began to succeed, Scott took a less involved role in the business, preferring to focus on her family and literary career.

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In 2005, Scott wrote her debut novel, The Testing of Luther Albright, for which she won an American Book Award in 2006. She said that it took her 10 years to write, as she was helping Bezos build Amazon, giving birth to three children, and raising them.

 Toni Morrison, her former teacher, reviewed the book as “a rarity: a sophisticated novel that breaks and swells the heart”. Her second novel, Traps, was published in 2013.

MacKenzie Scott Net Worth

Mackenzie Scott net worth 2022 is $60 billion making her one of the richest women in the world. As part of the divorce settlement, Bezos transferred 25% of his Amazon stake to Scott, which was 4% of the company.

In 2020 she announced nearly $6 billion in gifts to some 500 nonprofits; in June 2021, Scott said she gave another $2.7 billion to 286 groups.

Personal life

Scott was married to Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, from 1993 to 2019. She met him while working as his assistant at D. E. Shaw in 1992; after three months of dating in New York they married and moved to Seattle, Washington, in 1994. They have four children: three sons and one daughter. Their daughter is adopted from China.

Their community property divorce in 2019 left Scott with US$35.6 billion in Amazon stock while her ex-husband retained 75% of the couple’s Amazon stock. She became the third-wealthiest woman in the world and one of the wealthiest people overall in April 2019.

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In July 2020, Scott was ranked the 22nd-richest person in the world by Forbes with a net worth estimated at $36 billion. By September 2020, Scott was named the world’s richest woman, and by December 2020, her net worth was estimated at $62 billion.

After her divorce from Jeff Bezos, Mackenzie Bezos changed her name to Mackenzie Scott, with the surname derived from her middle name.

Scott is married to high school chemistry teacher Dan Jewett. The marriage was revealed in Jewett’s Giving Pledge letter posted on March 6, 2021.

Mackenzie Scott net worth 2021 is $60 billion making her one of the richest women in the world.

Philanthropy

In May 2019, Scott signed the Giving Pledge, a charitable-giving campaign in which she undertook to give away most of her wealth to charity over her lifetime or in her will; despite its name, the pledge is not legally binding.

In a July 2020 Medium post, Scott announced that she had donated $1.7 billion to 116 non-profit organizations, with a focus on racial equality, LGBTQ+ equality, democracy, and climate change.

 Her gifts to HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and other colleges surpass $800 million.

Scott’s 2020 charitable giving totalled $5.8 billion, one of the biggest annual distributions by a private individual to working charities.

On June 15, 2021, Scott announced another $2.7 billion in giving to 286 organizations.

Mackenzie Scott net worth 2021 is $60 billion making her one of the richest women in the world.

Mackenzie Scott Books

The testing of Luther Albright (2005)

Traps (2013)

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