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# 43 MacKenzie Scott 

$35.8B

Real Time Net Worth
as of 7/12/2024
$495.9M (1.38%)

# 43 MacKenzie Scott 

$35.8B

Real Time Net Worth
as of 7/12/2024
$495.9M (1.38%)
OccupationPhilanthropist
Source of WealthAmazon
Age54
ResidenceSeattle, Washington
Marital StatusDivorced
Children4
EducationBS, Princeton University
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$53.8B
MacKenzie Scott
MacKenzie Scott
United States
Net worth: $35.8B

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Wealth History

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Biography

MacKenzie Scott was born on April 7, 1970, in San Francisco, California, USA.
She attended Princeton University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1992.
Scott worked for D.E. Shaw, a quantitative hedge fund, where she met Jeff Bezos, whom she later married in 1993.
During her marriage to Bezos, she played a significant role in the early days of Amazon, helping create its first business plan.
MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos divorced in 2019, and as part of the settlement, she received 25% of the couple's Amazon stock, making her one of the world's wealthiest women.
In 2014, she published her debut novel, 'Traps,' under the pen name MacKenzie Bezos.
Scott is known for her philanthropy, and in 2019, she signed the Giving Pledge, committing to donate the majority of her wealth to charitable causes.
She has been proactive in distributing her wealth and has made substantial donations to various organizations and causes, focusing on areas such as education, racial equality, and economic mobility.
MacKenzie Scott does not hold a formal leadership role in Amazon but remains connected to the company due to her significant ownership stake.

How long would it take you to become as rich as MacKenzie Scott?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.15% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach MacKenzie Scott's net worth of $35.8B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 51.86% compared to 19.03% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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MacKenzie Scott is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For MacKenzie Scott, Amazon is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey