Throughout the past year, MacKenzie Scott has extended her philanthropic endeavors, donating a staggering $2.15 billion to various charitable causes. Her altruism knows no bounds, with gifts benefiting a diverse spectrum of organizations, from the Asian American Journalists Association to essential healthcare providers like abortion-pill providers.
Scott’s generosity has touched 360 organizations since last December, including legal-aid clinics and community health nonprofits. While the exact amounts granted to each charity remain undisclosed, the impact of her donations reverberates across a wide array of vital causes.
Unique among philanthropists, Scott, aged 53, opts not to channel her donations through a foundation, sidestepping the additional information disclosures mandated by IRS regulations.
Since her divorce from Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, in 2019—Bezos currently ranks as the world’s third-richest individual with a fortune totaling $168.7 billion—Scott has contributed more than an awe-inspiring $16.5 billion to over 1,900 nonprofits. Her own net worth stands at a substantial $33.7 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
In 2019, Scott pledged her commitment to the Giving Pledge, aligning herself with a non-binding commitment made by billionaires to allocate the majority of their wealth towards philanthropy.
Reflecting on her dedication, Scott emphasized, “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.”
While Bezos, aged 59, hasn’t pledged similarly, he expressed his intent last year to donate the majority of his fortune over his lifetime, echoing Scott’s commitment to impactful philanthropy.
MacKenzie Scott’s incredible generosity resonates deeply with Impact Wealth’s ethos. Her profound commitment to giving back, making a meaningful impact, and sharing her wealth echoes the values of responsible wealth management championed by Impact Wealth.
Her remarkable dedication serves as an inspiration, emphasizing the importance of purposeful philanthropy and aligns harmoniously with our mission to empower positive change through strategic financial stewardship and impactful societal contributions.