Billionaire Mackenzie Scott gives away £2bn

Billionaire Mackenzie has given away £2 billion more.

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Billionaire Mackenzie has given away £2 billion more.

Mackenzie is the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who keeps giving in money for the charity.

Ms. Scott said in a blog post that she wanted to give the money to those “that have been historically underfunded and overlooked”. In addition to that, she has chosen 286 charity foundations to work with. She aims to end racial discrimination, promote art and education for all.

The couple got divorced back in 2019 and ended up having 4% of Amazon’s shares, helping her to start the technology giant in 1994. The author has since posted about her charitable donations, such as in December, when she revealed she had donated more than $4bn in just four months to women-led charities, food banks, and Black colleges.

Despite the size of these donations, she is still the world’s 22nd-richest person, worth $59.5bn. Among the charities and organizations who received the “relatively large gifts” were also those working on “bridging divides” between different religions, as well as some colleges and universities.

The Giving Pledge is a commitment by the world’s richest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back. It was started by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett in 2010 and other signatories include the likes of Star Wars creator George Lucas.