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MacKenzie Scott donates $2.7 bn more within a year, blasts wealth gap

Scott, 51, shook up the philanthropy world last year with the pace and magnitude of her giving.

MacKenzie Scott. Photo: Bloomberg
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MacKenzie Scott. Photo: Bloomberg

Sophie Alexander | Bloomberg
MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist and Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife, has given $2.7 billion to a variety of charities, she wrote in a blog post Tuesday, bringing her total donations since her first giving spree in July 2020 to $8.5 billion.

Scott, 51, shook up the philanthropy world last year with the pace and magnitude of her giving. This time she gave to 286 organizations from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre to racial equity funds in philanthropy and journalism. This is her first time announcing donations since she remarried to Dan Jewett, a Seattle science teacher.

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First Published: Jun 16 2021 | 1:51 PM IST

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