Mackenzie Scott Has Given Away Over $8 Billion in Less than a Year. Her Reason Is Pure Emotional Intelligence

Last year, Mackenzie Scott gave away nearly $ 6 billion of the assets she now controls after her divorce from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. To put that amount in context, joint donations from the richest donors in the US totaled nearly $ 25 billion in 2020. Scott accounted for almost a quarter of the ...

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Last year, Mackenzie Scott gave away almost $6 billion of the fortune she now controls after her divorce from Amazon's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos. To put that amount into context, the combined giving of the wealthiest donors in the U.S. totaled just under $25 billion in 2020. Scott accounted for almost a quarter of that total. 


This week, Scott published a post to Medium to announce $2.74 billion in gifts that she and her current husband, Dan Jewett, just gave to more than 286 organizations. That post is worth a close read, and is the reason for this article, but first I think there's something worth mentioning about the more than $8 billion in gifts she has given in less than a year.

Scott and her husband are unique in that while many wealthy individuals "pledge" to give away a certain amount of money over time, they are actually writing checks. For example, Scott's ex-husband, who happens to be the wealthiest man on the planet, pledged to give away $10 billion last year.&Aci ...

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