Amazon creator’s ex-wife promised to donate half of her $37 bn fortune to charity
Started by Gates and Buffett, The Giving Pledge is an initiative that calls out to billionaires to donate half or more of their wealth for philanthropic causes across the globe. The pledge has been signed by 204 individuals or families across 22 countries till date.
MacKenzie signed off half of her $37 bn. That would leave her with $18.5 bn.
The author was married to Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos. The pledge came just months after the couple finalized their divorce. MacKenzie came into possession of 4% in the company’s share as a result of the divorce settlement.
Jeff Bezos appreciated his ex-wife’s riveting decision
This is what her pledge looks like-
“There are lots of resources each of us can pull from our safes to share with others — time, attention, knowledge, patience, creativity, talent, effort, humor, compassion. In addition to whatever assets life has nurtured in me, I have a disproportionate amount of money to share. My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time and effort and care. But I won’t wait. And I will keep at it until the safe is empty.”
Go get ’em MacKenzie!