“It is hard not to picture MacKenzie Scott in her car… about to leave her mansion and go pick up her kids as she tries to create for herself and them a thing money can’t buy: a normal life.”
Overnight, MacKenzie Scott became a billionaire. And not just any billionaire. With a net worth of $60 billion, she is one of the richest women in the world after her divorce from Jeff Bezos, possessed of Amazon’s tax-avoiding lucre. Scott is committed to giving it all away and has already committed $1.7 billion to nonprofits. With a gift of that size, writes Stephanie Clifford, “Scott could’ve built a cancer center, had a museum wing named after her, made a college rededicate itself in her name.” Instead, she gave away 116 grants at once, no strings attached.