Vastavam web: MacKenzie Scott, one of the world’s richest women and the ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has announced that she’s given away nearly $4.2 billion to 384 organizations across the US in the past four months. The news comes as she continues her quest to give away much of her wealth since her $38 billion divorce settlement with Bezos. Scott, who has a net worth topping $60 billion, announced the nearly $4.2 billion in donations to organizations ranging from food banks to emergency relief funds. The news comes after announcing back in July that she’d already given $1.7 billion to 114 organizations over the past year.
“They took a data-driven approach to identifying organizations with strong leadership teams and results, with special attention to those operating in communities facing high projected food insecurity, high measures of racial inequity, high local poverty rates, and low access to philanthropic capital,” Scott wrote in her post. “These 384 carefully selected teams have dedicated their lives to helping others, working and volunteering and serving real people face-to-face at bedsides and tables, in prisons and courtrooms and classrooms, on streets and hospital wards and hotlines and frontlines of all types and sizes, day after day after day.”