MacKenzie Scott Gives Away $1.7B to 116 Charities
MacKenzie Scott, Jeff Bezos's ex-wife, has given $1.7B of her wealth away during this past year to 116 non-profit organizations that are addressing challenging global issues. Last year, MacKenzie signed the Giving Pledge, where she vowed to give away the majority of her fortune after she split from Jeff Bezos. At the time of her divorce, she retained 4% equity in Amazon stock. The top three causes Scott donated to were racial equity ($587 million), economic mobility ($400 million), and gender equity ($133 million). MacKenzie recently noted that her stock has grown from $36B at the time of her divorce to $60B with the global use of Amazon.com during the pandemic and she vows to continue to give vigorously to urgent causes to address systematic inequities.