Mar 20, 2024

MacKenzie Scott donates $640m to US non-profits

MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is giving $640m to non-profit organisations, more than double her previously planned donations for the year. Ms Scott has given away $16.5b since divorcing Mr Bezos in 2019.She has a net worth of $37.5b according to Forbes, which rates her as the fourth richest woman in the world, and has pledged to give away half of her wealth over the course of her life. Ms Scott posted on social media that the money had been given to groups "For their outstanding work advancing the voices and opportunities of individuals and families of meager or modest means, and groups who have met with discrimination and other systemic obstacles". Billionaire Mackenzie Scott gives away £2bn more. US court blocks strict new immigration law in Texas.

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