Scott, who has donated $ 8.5 billion since July 2020, will soon become one of the most consistent philanthropists in the area.
MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist and ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, has given $ 2.7 billion to a variety of charities, she wrote Tuesday in a blog post, bringing her total donations from her first spree in July 2020 to $ 8.5 billion.
Scott, 51, rocked the world of philanthropy last year with the pace and magnitude of his donation. This time he donated to 286 organizations of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to racial funds in philanthropy and journalism. This is her first time announcing donations since she married Dan Jewett, a Seattle science professor.
“I, Dan, a constellation of researchers and administrators and advisors – we are all trying to give away a fortune that has been allowed by systems that need to change,” wrote Scott, who is worth nearly $ 60 billion. “We are governed by a humiliating belief that it would be better if disproportionate wealth were not concentrated in a small number of hands, and that solutions were better conceived and implemented by others.”
Scott, which ended up with a 4% stake in Amazon.com Inc. after her divorce from Bezos, she soon became one of the most consistent philanthropists in the world.
Last year probably set a record for the largest annual distribution by a living person. Scott has been praised by experts and critics of philanthropy, not only for the speed and scope of her donations, but also for what organizations she gives – the smaller ones typically overlooked by large donors – and for the uninitiated. rope-tied that comes with it gifts.
“Because we believe that teams that have experience at the forefront of challenges will know better how to put money to good use, we encourage them to spend as much as they choose,” she wrote in her post Tuesday. “Many have reported that this trust has significantly increased the impact of the gift.”