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MacKenzie Bezos to donate half her $37B to charity

MacKenzie Bezos, the former wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, pledged that she will be donating half of her $37 billion wealth to the Giving Pledge founded by billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

Ina report published by, MacKenzie will be joining the 204 signatories such as Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, CNN founder Ted Turner and entertainment executive Barry Diller and will be donating half of her fortune to the charity.

MacKenzie stated: “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,” she added.

The pledge aims to “talk about giving in an open way and create an atmosphere that can draw more people into philanthropy.”

MacKenzie earlier finalized her divorce with Jeff and acquired 4% of the company in the settlement.

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