Jeff Bezos' ex-wife Mackenzie Scott donates $4.1bil to Covid relief

Jeff Bezos' ex-wife Mackenzie Scott donates $4.1bil to Covid relief

- Mackenzie Scott said the move was made to help people suffering the economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis

- The charities included groups such as food banks, emergency relief funds and also support services

- The 384 charities were chosen from an initial 6, 490 organisations

- Scott is the 18th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $60.7billion

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Jeff Bezos' ex-wife Mackenzie Scott is continuing with her incredible charity work with a new $4.1 billion injection.

Jeff Bezos' ex-wife Mackenzie Scott donates KSh 458 billion to 384 charities

Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott during the Vanity Fair Oscar party Photo: Toni Anne
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The author announced that she had donated billions of cash to 384 charities in the last four months, which is part of a giving pledge she had earlier announced, according to Daily Mail.

Scott shared the news on Twitter on Tuesday, December 15, saying it was a move to help people suffering the economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis.

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The charities included groups like food banks, emergency relief funds and also support services for the vulnerable.

At the start, there were over 6, 490 organisation which had to be well researched and evaluated to determine which were the right ones to help.

The billionaire noted that the pandemic was a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans and as many became even poorer, the world's richest, like her, continued to increase their wealth.

She explained how the 384 number was reached and even listed each of the charities that money had been donated to.

Scott is the 18th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $60.7billion.

Just a few months back, the philanthropist also donated a whopping $1.68billion to nonprofit organisation to assist them during these hard times.

Scott divorced the wealthiest man in the world, Jeff, almost a year ago after spending 25 years together.

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However, unlike other divorce episodes that end in acrimonious fallouts, the couple said they had a wonderful time together and expressed optimism to continue working as a family and cherished friends.

As a result of the divorce settlement, MacKenzie was the recipient of around $38 billion worth in Amazon shares, making her the richest woman on earth.

The large sum saw her surpass the previous record holder, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, an heiress who owns and controls 33.3% of the world's largest cosmetic company L'oreal

Briefly.co.za previously reported that a Nigerian man identified as POOJA on Twitter on Monday, November 23, shared how his favourite barber, Kevin, in Ojodu, Lagos state redecorated his shop and added a bookshelf.

The barber said he decided to put books in his shop because he wanted his customers to get busy with books while they wait to be attended to.

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Kevin who said that he loves books expressed the need to make his customers fall in love with them too.

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