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Jeff Bezos - Jeff Bezos' billionaire ex-wife files for divorce from second husband after one year - dailystar.co.uk - Seattle
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Jeff Bezos' billionaire ex-wife files for divorce from second husband after one year
Jeff Bezos' ex-wife has filed for divorce from her second husband, just one year after getting married.MacKenzie Scott, a novelist turned billionaire philanthropist received $38 billion (£34bn) after her divorce from Bezos, the world's third-richest man, following allegations of him cheating.She then married Dan Jewett in March of last year, who was a science teacher at a private school in Seattle where Bezos and MacKenzie sent their children.READ NEXT: Amazon's 'disgusting' response after delivery driver runs over and kills customer's dogShe promised to donate most of her wealth to charity alongside Jewett, who said he was “grateful for the exceptional privilege it will be to partner in giving away assets with the potential to do so much good when shared”.Little is known about Jewett, and the reasons for Scott filing for divorce are unclear.Since her divorce from Bezos, MacKenzie has donated hefty sums to charities supporting affordable housing schemes. When the news of their marriage was announced, Jewett said: “In a stroke of happy coincidence, I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know, and joining her in a commitment to pass on an enormous financial wealth to serve others.”On the site of Giving Pledge, the organisation that urges billionaires to donate most of their wealth to good causes, his name, which previously featured on MacKenzie's page, has been removed.
Jeff Bezos - Jeff Bezos set to drop to third place on world's richest list as Gautam Adani closes in - dailystar.co.uk - India - Saudi Arabia - city Mumbai - city Delhi
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Jeff Bezos set to drop to third place on world's richest list as Gautam Adani closes in
Jeff Bezos is about to lose his place as the world's second richest man.Bezos, who founded online shopping website Amazon, currently sits behind Telsa creator Elon Musk on the list, with a fortune of £140billion, compared to Musk's £250b.But there's a new player on the block, just £3b behind Bezos.READ MORE: Inside ‘world’s biggest’ supercar graveyard where rich drivers dump £170k cars in desertHautam Adani, who managed to double his entire fortune in 2021, is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group, which trades in oil and gas, food processing, mining and more.Born in Ahmedabad, India, the 60-year-old founded his company in 1985 as an importer of polymers, but quickly expanded into trading of metals, textiles and more.Adani also has a 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport – the second busiest in the world after Delhi – and became Asia's richest person in February, beating fellow industrialist Mukesh Ambani.Despite his massive wealth, he has also created the Adani Foundation in 1996.Through the charity, he was able to donate around £10million to India's Covid relief fund, and bought around 90 metric tones of liquid medical oxygen from Saudi Arabia to help hospitals in need at the time.Despite being his place on the wealthy list potentially in danger of taking a hit, Jeff Bezos actually made money during the Covid pandemic.To get more stories from Daily Star delivered straight to your inbox sign up to one of our free newsletters here.It was reported that his wealthy grew by around £20 billion – mainly due to everyone around the world being stuck inside with nothing but online shopping to do.His record profit came in 2004, when it rose a whopping 104% from £2.5b to £5.1b.It also rose 61.6% from 2016 to 2017, too,
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