MacKenzie Scott, Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, announced that she will donate billions of dollars to 286 philanthropic organizations. Here the details.
This Tuesday – June 15 – MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos , announced that he will donate 2,739 million dollars, which will be distributed in 286 philanthropic organizations in different fields, from educational to artistic and cultural.
Scott shared the news via her personal blog on Medium, in which she explained that both she and Dan Jewett, her current husband, believe it would be better if disproportionate wealth was not concentrated in a small number of hands.
Please spread the word about these remarkable teams (and when you do please help shift the culture by making them the subject of your story or comments) https://t.co/z6H2bXAtn2
— MacKenzie Scott (@mackenziescott) June 15, 2021
What organizations will receive the donations?
MacKenzie and her husband spent several months identifying and evaluating the organizations that will benefit from their donations.
“Because community-centered service is such a powerful catalyst and multiplier, we spent the first quarter of 2021 identifying and evaluating equity-oriented nonprofits working in areas that have been neglected, ” he wrote.
According to Scott, donations will go to 286 high-impact organizations in categories and communities that have historically been underfunded and ignored .
Some of these organizations are the University of Central Florida , University of Illinois Chicago, African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, Asian American Federation, Hispanic Ballet, Harlem Dance Theater, Atlanta Metropolitan Endowment for the Arts, and National Arts Association. and Latino Cultures.
How much is MacKenzie Scott’s fortune?
Scott acquired his fortune after divorcing Jeff Bezos in 2019. According to the divorce agreement, MacKenzie obtained 4% of the total shares of Amazon , a package that 2 years ago was already worth 36,000 million dollars. Forbes estimates his current fortune to be $ 60 billion.
Since the divorce, MacKenzie Scott has made multiple donations. In 2020 he made two large donations, which reached 6,000 million dollars.