Mackenzie Scott gives away 2.7 billion more

Mackenzie Scott (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Mackenzie Scott just keeps on giving, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has donated another $2.7 billion to various charities.

This follows her donation of $4.2 billion to 384 charities across the US in December last year.

In a blog post, Scott said her latest donation will be given to charities “that have been historically underfunded and overlooked”. This time, she chose 286 organisations working on racial inequality, the arts and education.

“People struggling against inequities deserve center stage in stories about change they are creating. This is equally — perhaps especially — true when their work is funded by wealth,” she wrote.

Scott is one of the world’s richest woman. The bulk of her fortune came from divorce from Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man in 2019.

As she has helped Bezos start Amazon in 1994, she wound up with a 4 per cent of its shares.