July 28, 2020

MacKenzie Scott gives nearly $1.7 bn of Amazon fortune to social causes

San Francisco (AFP) – MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, on Tuesday said she has given nearly $1.7 billion to groups devoted to race, gender and economic equality as well as other social causes.Scott, who formerly went by the name MacKenzie Bezos, last year signed a “giving pledge” to donate the bulk of her wealth to charity.She disclosed donations she has made to more than 100 nonprofits since then in a post on the website Medium.”I gave each a contribution and encouraged them to spend it on whatever they believe best serves their efforts,” said Scott, who was left a m…

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