MacKenzie Scott donates a lot and likes to donate, but is picky about it
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She is one of the richest women in the world - and apparently also one of the most generous.
MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has donated $ 2.7 billion (about 2.2 billion euros) to 286 charitable organizations.
Scott announced this in a blog post.
Among the non-profit organizations are also those "that have been underfunded and overlooked in the past," says the author.
For example, higher education institutions and art centers to organizations that are dedicated to racial and gender equality.
In December last year, Scott, who had received four percent of Amazon shares after the divorce from Bezos, said he had donated $ 4.2 billion - in four months - to food, emergency, education and human rights organizations.
"Sleep a little"
“Find new creative ways to help,” she encourages others too.
“If you have more cash than you need, hire some extra manpower to pay for the next five years.” And the tip was, “Stop working every weekend.
And get some sleep. "
The 51-year-old, who is married to Dan Jewett, a Seattle science teacher, had promised to give away most of her fortune.
Scott was listed by the US magazine "Forbes" with a fortune of 58 billion dollars, making him the third richest woman in the world.
The L'Oréal heiress Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is at the top.