Mackenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder and world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, announced Tuesday that it will donate $2.74 billion to 286 organizations, including arts and wrestling groups, against racial discrimination.
On top of an appreciable fortune Forbes to nearly $60 billion, mI Scott, 51, has pledged to donate half of his fortune, in large part from the economic fallout from his divorce from Bezos, to charity.
In March, she married Dan Jewett, a science teacher at Lakeside Private School in Seattle, northwestern United States.
“Dan and I and a whole group of researchers, administrators, and consultants are trying to donate a fortune made possible by systems that need to change,” MacKenzie Scott wrote in a Medium post.
“We are led by the modest conviction that it would be better if the unequal wealth were not concentrated in the hands of a few,” she continued, noting that the money could be better used by the organizations to which they allocate their gifts.
Prior to this announcement, MI Scott had already made public donations totaling more than $6 billion, notably highlighting the need to help those most affected by the economic impact of the pandemic and reduce the unequal distribution of wealth.
The list of organizations that will benefit from the philanthropist’s recent donation includes the Apollo Theater in New York, a US Children’s Defense Fund (Children’s Defense Fund), and university departments in California, among others. in Florida, Texas and Illinois, as well as social justice groups (Race Forward, Borealis Philanthropy).