Billionaire philanthropist and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott declared Tuesday, she has offered $2.7 billion and more money to hundreds of groups this year. Scott said in a blog post that she donated to 286 “high-impact organizations” concerned with a wide diversity of reasons, starting from racial justice and arts to higher education and fighting domestic violence.
This declaration signifies Scott’s first donation while she remarried, to Dan Jewett, a teacher of Seattle Science, earlier this year. In that blog post, Scott wrote that “Me, Dan, a constellation of researchers and administrators and advisors- we are all attempting to give away a fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change.” In this try, they are governed by kind faith that it would be improved if disproportionate wealth were not focused in some small amount of hands and that the services are best developed, and applied by others.
Scott has made an unnatural approach to philanthropy, in past saying she discussed and suggested her team on the process of giving away her fortune faster. The declaration on Tuesday marks Scott’s third donation in less than a year. According to the index result of Bloomberg Billionaires, Scott has a net value of greater than $59 billion. Scott becomes a wealthier woman in the world after following the divorce from Bezos in 2019. It left her a 4% stake in Amazon and her ex-husband is the wealthiest man right now in the world, according to that Index review.