Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie Scott gives away $4.2bn in four months
Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie Scott gives away $4.2bn in four months

Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott gives away $4.2bn in four months

MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has given away more than $4billion in the last few months.

Ms Scott is the 18th-richest person in the world, with her wealth rising this year to $60.7bn.

She gave her money to 380 charities including food banks and those struggling due to the pandemic.

She revealed the news in a blog post, having gone through more than 6,500 charities and organisations to decide where her money was best spent.

“Economic losses and health outcomes alike have been worse for women, for people of colour and for people living in poverty. Meanwhile, it has substantially increased the wealth of billionaires.”

This is far from a one-off event for MacKenzie Scott.

Last year, she signed the Giving Pledge where she promised to give away the majority of her fortune.

“I have a disproportionate amount of money to share,” she wrote in her pledge.

Mr Bezos, we hope you’re reading this and feel like sharing some of your wealth!

He’s currently worth around $138 billion after huge sales during the pandemic.