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Ex-wife of Amazon CEO donates $2.7 billion to various organisations


Mackenzie Scott, the ex-wife of the world's richest man in the world Jeff Bezos, has announced her decision to donate nearly $2.74 billion to 286 organisations.

Daniel Oberhaus, 2019
Daniel Oberhaus, 2019
As Scott wrote, she and her new husband Dan Jewett, along with a team of researchers and consultants, selected 286 nonprofits engaged in "areas that are neglected." 

These included educational organisations, organisations fighting religious and ethnic discrimination, and cultural institutions.

In a "record-breaking divorce settlement", Bezos's ex-wife received a fourth of his stake in Amazon. 

Her fortune, according to Forbes, was estimated at $36 billion. The dissolution of the marriage has put Scott at number 15 on the list of the 400 richest people in the US in 2019.

source: bloomberg.com