Jeff Bezos Ex-wife, Scott MacKenzie Gifts N1.5 Trillion to 645 Organisations

Jeff Bezos Ex-wife, Scott MacKenzie Gifts N1.5 Trillion to 645 Organisations

  • The ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, Scott MacKenzie said that she has given about N1.5 trillion to about 465 organisations
  • She mentioned in a Medium post that she made the donations over the last nine months which amounted to $3.8 billion
  • She became one of the world's richest women following her split from Bezos in 2019 when she got a 4 per cent stake in Amazon

The estranged wife of Jeff Bezos, Scott MacKenzie said on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, that she has given away more than N1.5 trillion, about $3.8 billion, to 465 organisations.

Scott MacKenzie said in a post on Medium that she gave the funds in the last nine months. According to her, the list recipients include not-for-profit organisations. She said she is not focused particularly on supporting groups who aid the upliftment of those who are not represented and whose voices have been suppressed, according to a report by CNBC.

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Scott MacKenzie, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos.
Scott MacKenzie, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos. Credit: Chip Somodevilla
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An unusual approach to giving

She said her team’s main concern in the last nine months has been to help some areas but has aimed at supporting the needs of the underrepresented people from groups of all types.

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Her approach to philanthropy has been unusual as she often makes surprise billion dollar donations to charities. She said she has given away over $12 billion in four rounds of funding.

The philanthropist's net worth is said to be more than $55 billion, the Bloomberg Billionaire Index says.

She is one of the wealthiest women in the world following her divorce from Jeff Bezos in 2019 which left her with a 4 per cent stake in Amazon.

Modest lifestyle

Her former husband is the second richest man in the world after Tesla's founder, Elon Musk.

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She signed the Giving Pledge in 2019 committing to give away at least half of her wealth to charity. The initiative was started by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010 to enable the world’s richest to distribute their wealth.

Scott is now married to a science teacher, Dan Jewett who joined her when she was signing the pledge.

Over N1.10trillion made by Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, in 24 hours - here's how has reported that Amazon founder and former Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Bezos, is not leaving the top spot of the richest person in the world anytime soon as his wealth continues to skyrocket.

The ecommerce guru and Blue Origin boss made a whopping N1.10 trillion on Thursday, days after losing billions of naira before travelling to space.

Bezos fortune grew by 1.32% after he made the gains which pushed his total wealth to $208.3 billion, according to Forbes' Real Time Net Worth index.


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