Tuesday, July 28, 2020

MacKenzie Scott, formerly Bezos, says she has given away $1.7 billion of her wealth so far


By Rishi Iyengar, CNN Business
Updated 5:33 PM ET, Tue July 28, 2020

MacKenzie Scott, formerly MacKenzie Bezos, has already donated nearly $1.7 billion of her fortune to a variety of organizations and causes after pledging last year to give most of it away during her lifetime.
Scott on Tuesday provided an update on that effort in a post on Medium and also announced that she has changed her last name to the middle name she grew up with, following her divorce from Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos last year.


Scott signed on to the Giving Pledge initiative last year. The initiative, launched by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, encourages the world's richest people to dedicate a majority of their wealth to charitable causes, either during their lifetimes or in their wills.


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