One is a self-made woman who turned her ability to market herself into a personal fortune.
The other was given her fortune, and she’s paying it forward, finding ways to share her wealth in ways the world has never seen before.
One thing MacKenzie Bezos and Kim Kardashian have in common? They are billionaires, with fascinating stories of how they attained staggering wealth and what they are doing with it…
MacKenzie Scott, formerly known as MacKenzie Bezos, found herself doing something this past year that she never did before. Make news.
Ever since she became a billionaire 36 times over following her divorce to Jeff, the world has paid attention to MacKenzie much more than before.
Case in point, the global news coverage of her recent marriage to a Seattle science teacher.
The other way she’s been keeping people interested in her is by what she’s doing with the fortune of Amazon shares she received in the divorce settlement. She’s working full-time giving it away.
By the end of 2020 she had already donated $6 billion to various charities and causes around the globe.
And now that the new Forbes list of billionaires came out on Tuesday, it looks like Scott is going to have to work even harder on her philanthropic causes because she has a lot more money to give away.
It’s been well documented that Amazon was one of the companies that thrived during the pandemic, and it led to an increase in the net worth of Scott to $53 billion, which takes into account the $6 billion she gave away.
There are a total 493 newcomers to the list of billionaires, including the woman who’s number 2,674 on the list of the richest people in the world, Kim Kardashian.
She earned her way into the world’s most exclusive club thanks to two of her brands that exploded during the pandemic.
KKW Beauty is the number one earner for Kim. She owns 72% of the company, which is valued at $500 million, getting her halfway there.
She picked up $200 million when she sold 20% of the company to COTY.
The reality television show that launched her empire and the endorsement deals she has through her massive social following nets Kim about $10 million per year, which she’s banked for the past decade or so. She also has close to $100 million in real estate holdings.
Like MacKenzie Scott, Kim is in the middle of a high-profile divorce of her own with a soon to be billionaire ex-husband. Kanye West is 1,750th on the Forbes list of billionaires, with a net worth pegged at $1.8 billion.
The news isn’t all great for the Kardashian/Jenner royal family. Kylie Jenner is now looking up at her big sis when it comes to net worth, as the youngest self-made billionaire off all time has fallen off the list in 2021. The poor kid is now worth just $900 million.
Top 10: Forbes Wealthiest List
- Jeff Bezos $177 billion
- Elon Musk $151 billion
- Bernard Arnault $150 billion
- Bill Gates $124 billion
- Mark Zuckerberg $97 billion
- Warren Buffett $96 billion
- Larry Ellison $93 billion
- Larry Page $91.5 billion
- Sergey Brin $89 billion
- Mukesh Ambani $84.5 billion