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MacKenzie Bezos Pledges Half Of Her Fortune To Charity

In August 2010 , 40 of the richest people in America gave birth to The Giving Pledge by committing half of their funds to charity. Since then, 204 people from 23 countries — including Australia, Canada, Germany, India, and more — have pledged to do the same. Over the weekend, MacKenzie Bezos became the latest person to commit to The Giving Pledge. On Saturday, Bezos published a letter with the organization pledging at least half of her $35 billion fortune to charity. “We each come by the gifts we have to offer by an infinite series of influences and lucky breaks we can never fully understand. In addition to whatever assets life has nurtured in me, I have a disproportionate amount of money to share,” Bezos wrote. “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.” Back in January, Bezos announced that she and her husband, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, were seeking a divorce. As...

May 28, 2019