new Delhi: Mackenzie Scott (48), former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has donated nearly $ 1.7 billion to various social causes related to gender, race and equality. Speaking on the occasion, MacKenzie Scott said, ‘Everyone who is currently dealing with a difficult challenge like the COVID-19 pandemic will need to continue to strive for the next several years. I make this contribution to all of them and encourage them to spend this money there, which helps in their efforts. ‘
Mackenzie took a 4 percent stake in Amazon after her divorce with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos last year, and her assets rose more than 4 percent on the Stock Exchange earlier this month to 56.9 billion. The dollar had grown. Jeff Bezos owns 12 percent of Amazon with assets of $ 171.6 billion.
McKenzie Scott is now the second richest woman in the world, after L’Oreal’s successor, Francois Bettencourt Meyers. The former wife of the founder of Amazon has said that she has donated money to at least 100 non-profit organizations.
Scott said, “Like many people, I watched the first half of 2020 with a heartbreaking and frightening mixed sense.”
Let us tell you that McKenzie Scott married Jeff Bezos in 1993 and has four children. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994 in a garage in Seattle. During the divorce settlement, McKenzie Scott relinquished his stakes in The Washington Post and Bezos’ space exploration firm Blue Origin, which also included his voting control in Amazon.
Scott said, ‘Life will never stop searching for new ways to highlight inequalities in our system. At the same time, we will continue to tell the fact that this unbalanced civilization is not only unjust, but also unstable. ‘
Scott further stated that the money donated would go to institutions related to economic equality, gay rights, gender, public health and climate change.