Jeff Bezos Ex-Wife, Mackenzie Scott, Donates $160 Million To HBCU’s
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was engaged to his wife Mackenzie Scott for 25 years. Last year, reports surfaced that Bezos and Scott were divorcing as the two participated in a court battle for assets. Scott, author and philanthropist, walked away with a $38 billion settlement from the divorce, continuing her own career and reportedly donating over $1 billion since the divorce. An announcement dropped last week that Scott has donated $160 million to various HBCUs.
Hampton University, Tuskegee University, Howard University, Spelman College, and Morehouse College are on the list of schools that have received some of the largest donations in their history from Scott’s estimated $160 million donation distributed toward several historically black institutions and two HBCU advocacy organizations. Scott states that she made the donation in recognition of the institutions contribution to empower and educate marginalized communities.
“Every one of them would benefit from more allies looking to share wealth of all types and sizes, including money, volunteer time, supplies, advocacy, publicity, networks and relationships, collaboration, encouragement, and trust.”
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