MacKenzie Scott Donates $2.7B In Charity

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Amazon billionaire MacKenzie Scott now lives in Seattle with her new husand Dan, according to her Amazon page
Amazon billionaire MacKenzie Scott now lives in Seattle with her new husand Dan, according to her Amazon page dpa / JORG CARSTENSEN

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, announced on Tuesday that she and her husband Dan Jewett would donate another $2.74 billion to charity. 

Scott, who divorced Bezos in 2019, announced in a blog post that she would donate "$2,739,000,000 in gifts to 286 high-impact organizations in categories and communities that have been historically underfunded and overlooked."

Scott, who has already donated $8.5 billion, has an estimated net worth of $59.8 billion after her divorce. Scott and Jewett, a Seattle science teacher, got married in March.

"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," the blog reads.

“In this effort, we are governed by a humbling belief that it would be better if disproportionate wealth were not concentrated in a small number of hands and that the solutions are best designed and implemented by others.”

Scott noted that they "prioritized organizations with local teams, leaders of color, and a specific focus on empowering women and girls."

Some of the organizations that received donations included the Apollo TheatersThe Interaction Institute for Social Change, NGOsource, and several two-year and four-year educational institutions. 

Scott, 51, has emerged as one of the world's most generous philanthropists. The latest round of donations comes after Scott announced in December that she donated $4.2 billion to hundreds of organizations.

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