MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, donated $1.7 billion on Wednesday. By Friday, she’d made it all back — and then some.

FILE PHOTO: 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party – Arrivals – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 –  Amazon CEO Jeff and wife MacKenzie Bezos. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

MacKenzie Scott (formerly MacKenzie Bezos) announced Wednesday that she had donated $1.7 billion to 116 different organizations tackling a variety of social issues.
By Friday afternoon, the value of her stake in Amazon had grown so much that she is is now richer than she was before the gift, according to CNBC’s Robert Frank.
Scott, an author by trade, became a billionaire following her 2019 divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Scott received 25% of Bezos’ stake in the e-commerce giant, minus voting control, after helping him found the company in 1997.
Scott has a net worth of $60.8 billion, per Bloomberg’s latest available estimate.
The value of Amazon shares has skyrocketed during the pandemic, helping Bezos’ net worth reach new all-time highs, too.
The $1.7 billion gift is likely only the start of Scott’s philanthropic efforts. She signed the Giving Pledge in 2019.

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