US billionaire donated, “MacKenzie Scott”, the ex-wife of the richest man in the world, “Jeff Bezos” founder of “Amazon”.
It donated $ 4.2 billion to about 384 companies and charitable organizations in the United States to support their work in the face of the Corona pandemic.
And CNN reported that this donation is the second huge donation announced by the billionaire this year.
The network indicated that these sums provided by Scott are within the framework of a plan previously announced to donate most of her wealth to charitable institutions and others.
The billionaire said, “The epidemic has been a devastating ball in the lives of Americans who are already suffering … The economic and health suffering was worse for women, people of color and people living in poverty … At the same time, this epidemic has greatly increased the wealth of billionaires.”
According to “Forbes” magazine of America, “MacKenzie Scott”, aged about 50 years, “the third richest woman in the world, and is ranked 22nd among the richest in the world.
It is worth noting that the billionaire has reached a net worth of $ 68 billion, which pushed her to surpass the fortune of the heir to “L’Oréal Francoise Bettencourt-Myers,” according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
The billionaire acquired a quarter of Jeff Bezos’ shares in Amazon, with a divorce settlement between the spouses in 2019, equivalent to 4% of the company’s shares, which were then worth more than $ 35 billion.
The billionaire announced in July that it had donated about $ 1.7 billion to 116 organizations that included four colleges and universities.
Scott described the organizations as focusing on 1 of 9 “areas of need,” ranging from racial equality to climate change.
Last year, Scott also signed a bidding initiative founded by Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates.
The initiative encourages the world’s wealthy to devote the majority of their wealth to charity.
Amazon stock has jumped nearly 28% over the past 3 months and has risen more than 90% so far this year, according to data from Refinitiv, and rising stocks have increased Bezos’s fortune to more than $ 200 billion.