MacKenzie Scott

The American Novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott have a huge net worth of $53 billion.

She has shown one of the most lavish humanitarian actions by giving out her wealth at the fastest rate among the billionaires.

Moreover, the Bloomberg billionaire index has listed her as the third-wealthiest woman in the world. And also as the 20th-wealthiest individual overall.

Further, Forbes has listed her at 22nd rank in Billionaire 2021 list.

MacKenzie Scott
MacKenzie Scott (Source: Southern Living)

Besides, Forbes had also listed her as 13th in Forbes 400 2020 list and as 67th in Power Women 2020.

Furthermore, she is known for her involvement in the founding of Amazon and her marriage and high-profile divorce from Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos.

Scott has been on the top news since her divorce in mid-2019 due to her exceptional spending of money on humanitarian actions.

She is also a signatory to the Giving Pledge, where she was involved immediately after divorce.

Moreover, she has published two books so far.

Besides, Scott was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

Quick Facts

Full name MacKenzie Scott Tuttle
Nicknames MacKenzie Scott
Date of Birth April 7, 1970
Age  52
Birthplace San Francisco, California, U.S.
Height 5ft 7in
Weight 58 kgs
Body figure Hourglass
Hair color Black
Eye color Light brown
Horoscope Aries
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Religion Catholic
Education Bachelor of Arts/Science, Princeton University
Parents Jason Baker Tuttle (Father) and Holiday Tuttle (Mother)
Siblings 2 brothers (Jason Tuttle jr and Chandler Tuttle)
Residence Seattle, Washington
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Spouses Jeff Bezos ​(m. 1993; div. 2019)​

Dan Jewett (m. 2021)

Children 4
Profession Novelist, Philanthropist
Active Since  2005
Notable Work The Testing of Luther Albright
Active in Philanthropy Since 2019
Organization bystanderrevolution.org
Net Worth $53 Billion
The main source of Income Amazon.com
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Last Update March, 2023

Net Worth And Income

The Philanthropist and Novelist Mackenzie Scott has a total net worth of $53 billion at present.

The main source of her income is Amazon, an American multinational technology company that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.

She got the fortune from her ex-husband as a settlement to their divorce in 2019.

Her former husband, Jeff Bezos, transferred 25% of his Amazon stake to Scott, which was 4% of the company.

At that time, the value of her just under 20 million shares in Amazon, were $35.6 billion, which has continued to increase since then.

At the starting of 2020, she was at the 5th rank on the Richest women in the world.

While 2020 turned out to be a fortunate year for Amazon sales, which surged due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amazon’s stock price increased from $1,900 on January 1st to over $3,000 six months later.

Mackenzie’s net worth surged along with Amazon’s, counting $67 billion in August 2020.

This made her the most moneyed woman in the world for a day on August 26.

While the net worth of Scott depends directly on the fluctuations in the value of Amazon’s stock, her very generous philanthropy has also played a role in decreasing her net worth.

Net Worth of MacKenzie Scott in Different Currencies

Now, Let’s have a look into MacKenzie Scott’s net worth in different currencies as of March, 2023.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 44,626,000,000
Pound Sterling £ 38,374,915,000
Australian Dollar A$ 70,636,810,000
Canadian Dollar C$ 65,597,835,000
Indian Rupee ₹ 3,949,483,150,000
BitCoin ฿ 1580546.39

House and Lifestyle

The mother of four wants to live her life private and does not allow media to invade her space.

She is recently married to a Science teacher Dan Jewett at her children’s school.

After marriage, she has settled with her husband and four children in Seattle.

They live a modest life, and her husband refers to her as the “most generous and kind-hearted woman he ever met.”

Charity

Mackenzie Scott is the most charitable person in the world at present.

She started her charity immediately after her divorce from the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos.

In May 2019, Scott signed the Giving Pledge, a charitable-giving campaign in which she promised to give away the largest portion of her wealth to charity over her lifetime.

According to Medium, from May 2019 to June 2020, Mackenzie donated $1.7 billion to 116 non-profit organizations.

Those organizations were mainly focused on racial equality, LGBTQ+ equality, democracy, and climate change.

Besides, Scott also sends gifts to HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and other colleges which exceed the value of $800 million.

After July, when the COVID-19 pandemic was hitting hard in the US, she asked her advisory team to give her wealth away faster.

She was affected by the fact that the United States was struggling with the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 while billionaires’ wealth continued to climb.

Moreover, In December 2020, Scott made a statement that she had donated a further $4.15 billion to 384 organizations.

Her focus was on providing support to people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing long-term systemic inequities.

To sum up, Mackenzie donated nearly $6 billion through about 500 nonprofits in 2020 alone, making her one of the biggest annual distributions by a private individual to working charities.

Further, in 2021, she has announced a donation of $2.7 billion through 286 organizations on June 15.

Out of which 13 organizations are chosen from India, especially because India is facing a serious post-Covid effect.

Bystander Revolution

Besides, she is working as executive director of Bystander Revolution since she founded it in 2014.

The Bystander Revolution works against the bullying culture by advising about simple things individuals can do to defuse bullying.

Further, its website is an online resource that includes hundreds of unscripted videos emphasizing celebrities, students, experts, and others talking about their personal actions with bullying.

Aside from several events, the organization also conducted National Bullying Prevention Month in October 2015.

Investment, Endorsements, and Book Publication

Investment

Mackenzie was with her ex-husband Jeff Bezos throughout the establishment and rise of Amazon.

Bezos and Scott were together throughout the process of planning, quitting their jobs, moving to Seattle, and starting Amazon.

Moreover, Scott was the first employee in Amazon and worked on the company’s name, business plan, accounts, and shipping early orders.

But when Amazon began to take off, she took a less involved role in the business, focused more on her family and literary career.

Read more about her ex-husband Jeff Bezos.

Book Publications

Mackenzie was passionate about writing from a young age and started writing at the age of 6.

Her first book was The Book Worm which she has started to be lost in flood.

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Books published by MacKenzie Scott (Source: GeekWire)

Moreover, Mackenzie Scott has written and published two books.

Scott wrote her first novel in 2005, The Testing of Luther Albright.

She has stated that it took her 10 years to write the book, as she was busy helping Bezos build Amazon, giving birth to three children, and raising them.

Moreover, her former teacher, Toni Morrison, reviewed the book as “a rarity: a sophisticated novel that breaks and swells the heart.”

But the book reportedly sold fewer than 2000 copies.

Further, she wrote her second novel, Traps, and published it in 2013.

Career

The novelist was one of Amazon’s first employees and was densely involved in Amazon’s early days.

Moreover, in her literary career, she has published two books so far.

Besides, during her bachelor years, she also worked as a research assistant to Morrison for the 1992 novel Jazz.

Awards

American Book Award (2006) for The Testing of Luther Albright.

Facts

  • Mackenzie Scott studied with Toni Morrison, a famous American novelist who has also won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie dated only for three months before they married in 1993.
  • Scott’s interview for D.E. Shaw & Co-investment fund was conducted by Bezos himself.

FAQs

For how many years were Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott married?

Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott were married for 25 years, from 1993 to 2019.

What was the reason behind the divorce of Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott?

The reason behind the divorce of Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott was rumored to be Bezos’s affair with the former Fox News presenter Lauren Sanchez.

How did Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott meet?

Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott met in 1992 when they were both were employees at the New York City hedge fund D.E. Shaw.

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