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The everything donor: MacKenzie Scott’s generosity puts to shame Jeff Bezos’ billions

The everything donor: MacKenzie Scott’s generosity puts to shame Jeff Bezos’ billions
MacKenzie Scott is no longer married to Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, but over the last six months, the company she helped him build has profited even while many Americans suffered. Her continuing stake in the retail giant as it makes money hand over fist in a pandemic-constrained world means she’s nearly doubled her net worth in just six months to $62 billion.

Her continuing stake in the retail giant as it makes money hand over fist in a pandemic-constrained world means she’s nearly doubled her net worth in just six months to $62 billion.Bezos’s net worth increased 65% since the pandemic began to an astonishing, arguably obscene $182 billion.(Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) We say: Thank you, thank you, including on behalf of the students and faculty at the two CUNY campuses that will benefit from $60 million in her largesse, the biggest-ever private gift to the nation’s largest urban university system.Miserly Bezos, whose wealth would be impossible without the difficult, physical labor of many thousands of warehouse and delivery workers many of whom earn $15 an hour, cut off unlimited unpaid leave for workers despite the pandemic.

He stopped paying workers an extra $2 an hour in hazard pay back in May.And unlike many other filthy rich folks, who donated less than 1% of their wealth to COVID relief, Scott is racing to give her money away.

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