After her divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in 2019, MacKenzie Scott, 51, can call herself one of the richest people in the world. She announced that she would donate more than half of her fortune to charity, but that turned out to be easier said than done.
The novelist, who has been married to Bezos for 25 years, acquired about four percent of all Amazon shares at the time of the divorce. At the time, the package was worth about US$38 billion (more than €33 billion). Like Bill and Melinda Gates, she joined The Giving Pledge, a campaign that encourages wealthier Americans to donate most of their fortunes to charities of their choice.
Within 11 months, McKenzie Scott says he has donated about $8.4 billion (more than 7.4 billion euros) to several hundred charities, including food banks, organizations that fight against racism or climate change or campaign for LGBT rights or education. or health care.
Despite this, she is getting richer due to the rapid rise in Amazon shares. In the Bloomberg ranking of billionaires, the benefactor occupies 24th place with a fortune of 59.2 billion US dollars (more than 52 billion euros). That’s over $20 billion after her divorce. This wealth makes her the third richest woman in the world and the twelfth richest woman on earth, after emperors such as Bill Gates from Microsoft, “Mr. Tesla” Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook, according to the American financial news agency.
Perhaps the real problem with the philanthropy industry is that they’re upset that Scott isn’t knocking on their door to donate
middle class benefactor
Mackenzie Scott mentioned that she donates more money and does it faster than anyone else before her The Economist end of November. But America’s Philanthropic Champion acts as a middle-class giver: donating to a number of organizations and letting them go with it,” the British magazine wrote. “McKinsey’s primary priority is getting money out the door,” said Benjamin Susakis of the Urban Institute’s Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy, a US think-tank focused on economic and social policy research.
Charity insiders and experts question its approach and complain of a lack of transparency. Scott changes lives and societies by giving away a fortune she thinks she doesn’t deserve, without using typical middlemen or donating to well-organized causes. Her biggest problem seems to be that her wealth is growing faster than her ability to donate money.” Politico last week. Item for reflection: Scott’s fundraiser doesn’t seem to have a problem with her technique. Perhaps the real problem with the philanthropy industry is that they’re upset that Scott isn’t knocking on their door to donate.”
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