ne of the world’s richest girls has donated greater than $4bn (£3bn) to charity previously in 4 months.
MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon.com Inc billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, wrote in a Medium weblog put up that she made the donations with the intention to assist People struggling the financial results of the coronavirus disaster.
She was left with 1 / 4 of Mr Bezos’ shares in Amazon following their divorce in July 2019.
The award profitable novelist mentioned she had determined to unfold the cash throughout 384 meals banks, emergency reduction funds, and assist companies in all 50 US states, together with Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.
“The consequence over the past 4 months has been $4,158,500,000 in items to 384 organizations throughout all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C. Some are filling fundamental wants: meals banks, emergency reduction funds, and assist companies for these most susceptible”, Scott mentioned.
The put up added that some donations can even be directed towards “long-term systemic inequities” like debt reduction, employment coaching and authorized protection funds.
In July, Ms Scott mentioned she had donated $1.7 billion (£1.25 billion) previously yr to causes together with racial equality, LGBTQ rights, public well being and local weather change.
Final yr, Scott signed the Giving Pledge in a dedication to donate the vast majority of her fortune after her break up from Jeff Bezos.