MacKenzie Scott attends the SEAN PENN J/P HRO GALA: A Gala Dinner to Profit J/P Haitian Reduction Group and a Coalition of Catastrophe Reduction Organizations at Milk Studios on January 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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The ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Scott, revealed that she has given away nearly $4.2 billion to 384 organizations in America over the past 4 months, to assist take care of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Scott mentioned in a weblog submit, revealed Tuesday, that after giving an replace on her contributions to non-profits in July, she requested a workforce of advisors to assist her speed up her donations in 2020 “by fast assist to individuals struggling the financial results of the disaster.”
Scott mentioned the pandemic had been a “wrecking ball within the lives of Individuals already struggling,” noting that the financial impact had been worse for ladies, individuals of shade and people residing in poverty.
She added that it had, nevertheless, “considerably elevated the wealth of billionaires.”
Scott defined that her workforce recognized organizations with “robust management groups and outcomes, with particular consideration to these working in communities going through excessive projected meals insecurity, excessive measures of racial inequity, excessive native poverty charges, and low entry to philanthropic capital.”
They checked out 6,490 organizations, doing deeper analysis into 822 of them and placing 438 on-hold for now on account of “inadequate proof of impression, unproven administration groups, or to permit for additional inquiry about particular points reminiscent of therapy of group members or workers.”
Scott has a internet price of practically $56 billion, in response to Forbes. She grew to become one of many world’s richest girls following her divorce from Bezos in 2019, who’s the wealthiest individual on the planet. Scott acquired a 4% stake in Amazon within the divorce.
Final yr, she signed the Giving Pledge, promising to offer away most of her wealth inside her lifetime.