American billionaire MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has donated part of her fortune to artistic associations and groups that fight against racial discrimination.
MacKenzie Scott: $ 2.74 billion shared between 286 associations
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of the founder of Amazon, who has become one of the richest women in the world, announced on Tuesday June 15, 2021 a donation of $ 2.74 billion to 286 associations. It allocates this sum to arts associations and minority groups.
After her divorce, MacKenzie Scott had retained 25% of the shares held by the couple, and according to Forbes magazine, his fortune would amount to 60 billion dollars. In a text published on the Medium platform, the American billionaire claims to want “Give a fortune that has been made possible by systems that must be changed”. She said to herself “Animated by the fact that it would be better that disproportionate wealth not be concentrated in the hands of a few “.
She will continue the donations “Until the safe is empty “
Remarried to Dan Jewett, a science teacher at Lakeside Private School in Seattle (Northwestern United States), MacKenzie Scott has a fortune that comes largely from economic fallout from her divorce from Jeff Bezos.
Already in December 2020, MacKenzie Scott had donated more than $ 4 billion to nearly 400 associations. Some meet basic needs such as food, support services for the most vulnerable and others which highlight inequalities aggravated by the health crisis, such as civil rights associations. She said at the time that she would continue “Until the safe is empty”.