Mackenzie Scott donates more than $2 billion to charity

The ex-wife of Jeff Bezos revealed she and her new husband, Dan Jewett, have donated $2.7 billion to 286 organizations focused on the arts, education and combating racial justice.
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When I turn now to a huge giveaway by mutt can police got the ex wife of Amazon founder Jeff phase -- she is now donated some three. Billion. Dollars or bring in our Rebecca Jarvis here now Rebecca she donate to a number of groups including groups that are fighting racial injustice. Yes good morning to you TJ this is a giant donation and MacKenzie Scott. Is one of the richest people in the world thanks to her big holdings. Of Amazon's stock now she's pledged to give up all of her well the way and she wrote a blog post about this don't they said. That he would be better if disproportionate amounts of wealth were not concentrated. In a small number of hands. This morning weekends he's got one of the richest women in the world making good on Matt pledged to give away the majority of her estimated 59 billion dollar fortune. The ex wife and Amazon founder Japanese those announcing she knew husband science teacher Dan due it. Have donated nearly three billion dollars to 286. Organizations. Attendee Scott riding in a blog post that her goal was to dean emphasized privilege voices and seed focus to others. And that it would be battery of disproportionate wealth were not concentrated in a small number of enhance. We get to use this funding in the way that our communities and our state has wanted to use that arming and strategic buyers who were really excited. Also among the recipients arts institution it's like dance theater of Harlem. Which told the New York Times they received ten million dollars the largest gift in history the couple also donating to major universities like the university of Texas at San Antonio which got forty million. It reduced me to tears. Because I was so proud of our institution and our community that we were being recognized. In her post Scott emphasizing that she is attempting to give away a fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change. Scott who divorced Spiezio Cid 2019 after 25 years of marriage received two reported or percent of Amazon's stock in the settle wit. Worth an estimated 36 billion dollars at the time. Since then the value of Amazon stock has risen 74%. And MacKenzie Scott has been on eight giving spree really since last July she's given about eight. Billion dollars away over the last eleven months. Including one point seven billion dollars to historically back black colleges and universities. Guys. Good for her arm right. Thinking so very very much and when you compare what she has given to others. While.

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