$2.8 billion donation from Bezos’ ex-wife

AA | Thursday, June 17, 2021 – 17:10 | Last Updated : 17 06 2021 – 17:10

MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and considered the richest person in the world, announced that he has donated approximately $2.8 billion to hundreds of organizations this year.

In his post on Medium, Scott stated that he and his team supported nonprofit organizations and teams “working in neglected areas” in the first quarter of 2021.

Scott said they have donated $2.739 million to 286 high-impact organizations in the historically underfunded and overlooked categories.

It was shared that the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and some colleges and universities were among the charities to which donations were made.

MacKenzie Scott announced that he made a total donation of 5.7 billion dollars in 2020, 1.7 billion in July and 4 billion in December last year.

Announcing that they ended their 25-year marriage with Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of US-based e-commerce giant Amazon, on January 9, 2019, with a joint statement on their Twitter account, Scott, as per the divorce agreement, is the most valuable brand in the world, the internet retail sales giant. He retained his $35.6 billion stake in Amazon.

In a statement on May 28, 2019, Scott announced that he would donate half of the approximately $37 billion fortune left to him after the divorce, stating that he “has a disproportionate amount of money” and “I will continue to do my donations until my safe is empty.” had used the words.