Jeff Bezos' ex-wife Mackenzie Scott donates over N1.5trn to charities

Jeff Bezos' ex-wife Mackenzie Scott donates over N1.5trn to charities

- Mackenzie Scott said the move was made to help people suffering the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis

- The charities included groups such as food banks, emergency relief funds, and also support services

- The 384 charities were chosen from an initial 6,490 organisations

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Jeff Bezos' ex-wife Mackenzie Scott is continuing with her incredible charity work with a new $4.1 billion (N1,561,075,000,000) injection.

It was gathered that she had donated billions of cash to 384 charities in the last four months, which is part of a giving pledge she had earlier announced, Daily Mail reports.

Scott shared the news on Twitter on Tuesday, December 15, saying it was a move to help people suffering the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

The charities included groups like food banks, emergency relief funds, and also support services for the vulnerable.

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Jeff Bezos' ex-wife Mackenzie Scott donates KSh 458 billion to 384 charities
Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott during the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Photo: Toni Anne
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At the start, there were over 6,490 organisations which had to be well researched and evaluated to determine which were the right ones to help.

The billionaire noted that the pandemic was a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans and as many became even poorer, the world's richest, like her, continued to increase their wealth.

She explained how the 384 number was reached and even listed each of the charities that money had been donated to.

Scott is the 18th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $60.7 billion (N23,111,525,000,000).

Just a few months back, the philanthropist also donated a whopping $1.68 billion (N639,660,000,000) to nonprofit organisations to assist them during these hard times.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Scott divorced the wealthiest man in the world, Jeff, almost a year ago after spending 25 years together.

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However, unlike other divorce episodes that end in acrimonious fallouts, the couple said they had a wonderful time together and expressed optimism to continue working as a family and cherished friends.

As a result of the divorce settlement, MacKenzie was the recipient of around $38 billion (N14,468,500,000,000) worth in Amazon shares, making her the richest woman on earth.

The large sum saw her surpass the previous record holder, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, an heiress who owns and controls 33.3% of the world's largest cosmetic company L'oreal, which, according to Bloomberg, is worth KSh 4.1 trillion.

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