MacKenzie Scott


Mackenzie Scott is the 35th wealthiest person in the world due to the 4 percent stake she has in online retailing behemoth Amazon. She is also one of the most prolific givers of the new billionaire generation. 

Why They Made the Worthy 100: She’s another signatory of the Giving Pledge invented by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Several ultra-rich personalities have pledged to give away all or most of their fortunes before they die. Unlike many, though, Scott seems determined to make good with a string of high-profile donations that never seems to end. In 2020 alone, she gave away more than $5.8 billion to more than 400 organizations, spanning everything from racial inequality to healthcare. So far in 2022, the New York Times reported that her donations since 2019 have exceeded $12 billion, certainly a Worthy 100 record, and one that Forbes says is more than five times what her ex-husband has given away. 

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