Scott provided an update on that effort in a post on Medium on Tuesday and also announced that he had Changed his last name
She grew up with a middle name, which brought her up after her divorce. Adventuress (AMZN)
Last year’s CEO Jeff Bezos.
Scott received a quarter of Bezos’ Amazon shares in the couple’s divorce settlement last year, giving him a 4% stake that was worth more than $ 35 billion at the time. According to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, it currently has total assets of about $ 60 billion.
Scott wrote, “Like many people, I watched the first half of 2020 with a mixture of heartbreak and horror.” “What fills me with hope is what will happen if each of us reflects on what we can offer.”
The $ 1.7 billion donation was spread across 116 organizations, focused on one of nine sectors, “he added, including racial equity, LGBTQ + equity, functional democracy and climate change. Among the organizations he supported, the NAACP Legal The Defense and Education Fund, the Obama Foundation, the George W. Bush Presidential Center, RANN and the European Climate Foundation head.
Scott signed the Giving Pledge initiative last year. The initiative, initiated by Warren Buffett and Bill & Melinda Gates, encourages the world’s richest people to devote themselves to charitable causes, in their lifetime or to their willpower.
Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man, has previously been criticized for not contributing much of his wealth to philanthropy, but has donated billions of dollars in recent years to causes including climate change and food banks. He has not signed the Giving Pledge.
Scott’s announcement came a day before he was set to testify in Congress, along with the CEO Facebook (American Plan), Google (GOOGL) And Apple (AAPL) To allege that their companies are too influential or that they have hurt the competition.