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In Latest Round
of Giving by
'No Dollar Signs'
Dec 9, 2021 7:03 AM CST
In Latest Round of Giving by MacKenzie Scott, 'No Dollar Signs'
Billionaire philanthropist won't say how much she gave away this time
- In a blog post titled “ No Dollar Signs This Time ,” billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott said she won’t reveal how much she has given to charity since her last round of donations earlier this year, in an effort to reduce the attention she draws, the AP reports. Instead,...
What a $50M MacKenzie Scott
Donation Has Helped Achieve
Nov 14, 2021 9:51 AM CST
What a $50M MacKenzie Scott Donation Has Helped Achieve
She gave that amount in 2020 to Prairie View A&M University
- MacKenzie Scott has famously given away billions of dollars of her Amazon-related wealth since 2020. Writing for the
New York Times
, Gina Cherelus zeroes in on where $50 million of those billions went: to Prairie View A&M University, a historically Black university in Texas. It's actually Texas' second-oldest...
or a Jerk?
Jun 8, 2021 11:50 AM CDT
Is Bezos a Hero or a Jerk? 2 Views
One writer thinks his space trip shows integrity, another the exact opposite
- Jeff Bezos, conqueror of retail sales on Earth, is venturing into space next month on the first manned voyage of his Blue Origin company. As you might expect, this generated all kinds of opinions, and below are one each from the yea and nay camps:
, Jeffrey Kluger
Jeff Bezos' Ex,
Is Married Again
Mar 8, 2021 12:31 AM CST
MacKenzie Scott, Jeff Bezos' Ex, Is Married Again
To Dan Jewett of Seattle, a teacher
- Two years after she divorced the world's richest man , MacKenzie Scott has a new husband. The billionaire philanthropist and author married Dan Jewett, a science teacher at a private school in Seattle, the
Wall Street Journal
reports. Scott's Amazon author bio now mentions her new spouse, and there'...
Bezos' Ex Gives Away Billions
More, 'No Strings Attached'
Dec 16, 2020 4:49 AM CST
Bezos' Ex Gives Away Billions More, 'No Strings Attached'
MacKenzie Scott donates another $4.2B
- MacKenzie Scott continues to dole out the billions following her divorce from Jeff Bezos. The Amazon founder's ex, who has pledged to donate most of her fortune and had already given away $1.7 billion to that end, on Tuesday announced another massive give: this time, $4.16 billion...
An American Has Become
the Richest Woman on Earth
Sep 3, 2020 6:07 AM CDT
An American Has Become the Richest Woman on Earth
Surge in tech stocks raises MacKenzie Scott's wealth to $68B
- The recent surge in tech stock prices has shaken up the rankings of the world's billionaires—and made MacKenzie Scott the richest woman on the planet, thanks to the 4% stake in Amazon she received in her 2019 divorce from Jeff Bezos. Her estimated net worth of $68 billion...
Jul 29, 2020 5:01 AM CDT
Bezos' Ex Reveals New Name, and More
MacKenzie Scott has pledged to donate most of her fortune
- Jeff Bezos' ex-wife revealed some big news Tuesday: She's already given away $1.7 billion of her fortune, and she has a new name. She's now MacKenzie Scott, having reverted from MacKenzie Bezos "back to middle name I grew up with, after my grandfather Scott," she...
Wallet Just Had a
Jul 21, 2020 7:24 AM CDT
Jeff Bezos' Wallet Just Had a Record-Setting Day
Amazon founder added $13B to his net worth on Monday
- How do you treat yourself when you make $13 billion in one day? We'll have to ask Jeff Bezos, who, per Bloomberg , saw that amount added to his net worth Monday, the largest single-day boost to one person's wealth since the Bloomberg Billionaires Index began in 2012. A...
Jeff Bezos' Fortune Takes
Big Jump Thanks to COVID-19
Apr 15, 2020 12:06 PM CDT
Jeff Bezos' Fortune Takes Big Jump Thanks to COVID-19
Crisis has given Amazon shares a big boost
- The world's richest man is having a good 2020. Amazon's share price surged 5.3% to a new high on Tuesday, getting a boost from increased demand for online shopping amid the coronavirus crisis. Where that leaves Jeff Bezos' fortune: up $24 billion in 2020, the BBC reports....
MacKenzie Bezos Expected
to Get Billions This Week
Jun 30, 2019 2:08 PM CDT
MacKenzie Bezos Expected to Get Billions This Week
A judge is expected to sign paperwork within the coming days
- MacKenzie Bezos will assume a new title this week: world's fourth-richest woman. The
reports this is the week a judge will likely sign the paperwork that will make official the transfer of 4% of Amazon shares to her as part of her divorce settlement with Jeff Bezos. Those...
MacKenzie Bezos' 'Revealing'
Move After Divorce From Jeff
May 28, 2019 8:32 AM CDT
MacKenzie Bezos' 'Revealing' Move After Divorce From Jeff
Amazon CEO's ex-wife just signed Giving Pledge, vowing to donate at least half of her wealth
- MacKenzie Bezos just opened up her wallet big time, and she's sharing her reason why. "I have a disproportionate amount of money to share," the ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos noted in her letter signing on to the Giving Pledge , a commitment by some of the...
How the Bezoses
Split Their Stock
Apr 4, 2019 2:12 PM CDT
With Marriage Dissolved, Here's How the Bezoses Split Their Stock
Jeff Bezos keeps 75% of couple's Amazon shares, plus voting control of MacKenzie's
- MacKenzie Bezos won't be the world's richest woman after all: She says she and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have finished dissolving their marriage, and that Jeff will be keeping 75% of the couple's Amazon stock. He'll also retain voting control over his ex's shares, she...
Divorce News Puts Unusual
Spotlight on MacKenzie Bezos
Jan 14, 2019 1:58 PM CST
Divorce News Puts Unusual Spotlight on MacKenzie Bezos
It's not clear what's next for the novelist, who keeps a relatively low profile
- She is an award-winning 48-year-old novelist, though better known to the world as the wife of Jeff Bezos. News of the couple's divorce has focused renewed attention on MacKenzie Bezos, who has generally kept a much lower profile than her in-the-public-eye husband. Some highlights from coverage:
Report: Jeff Bezos Is Dating
TV Anchor Lauren Sanchez
Jan 10, 2019 6:33 AM CST
Report: Jeff Bezos Is Dating TV Anchor Lauren Sanchez
They 'grew close' last year, sources say
- Jeff Bezos tweeted Wednesday that his divorce from wife MacKenzie Bezos is coming after a "long period of loving exploration and trial separation." It also apparently comes after a period of Jeff Bezos dating former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Sources tell Page Six that the Amazon founder became...
Soon to Be World's
Jan 9, 2019 4:44 PM CST
MacKenzie Bezos, Soon to Be World's Richest Woman?
Maybe, though it's not yet clear how couple's assets will be divided
- Could MacKenzie Bezos soon be the richest woman in the world? As Bloomberg explains, it's not yet clear what will happen to the couple's assets when Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie, an author, divorce , but an expert says those assets will likely be divided equally....
Jeff Bezos, Wife Announce
Divorce in Touching Statement
Jan 9, 2019 9:05 AM CST
Jeff Bezos, Wife Announce Divorce in Touching Statement
'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again'
- Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are ending their 25-year marriage, the Amazon CEO announced on Twitter Wednesday. "We want to make people aware of a development in our lives. As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have...
Meet Earth's Top
Nov 12, 2017 1:15 PM CST
Meet Earth's Top Power Couples
Why, yes, it is heavy on pretty and geeky people with money
- You might think you and your partner make a super couple, but chances are you didn't make
list of the world's most elite power couples. Hailing from the fields of entertainment, politics, and predictably, technology,
runs down the couples it deems most powerful who are...
Jul 27, 2012 6:21 AM CDT
Gay-Marriage Fight's Windfall: $2.5M From Amazon Boss
Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer give $100K each
- When a former employee emailed Jeff Bezos to ask for some cash to support a gay-marriage referendum in Washington state, she asked him to consider ponying up between $100,000 and $200,000. Instead, she landed $2.5 million for the cause. "This is right for so many reasons,...
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