MacKenzie Scott is donating her billions much faster than her ex Jeff Bezos

Vox | Aug 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM
  • A year ago, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos set records with the world’s biggest divorce settlement.
  • On July 28, MacKenzie Bezos (now MacKenzie Scott) announced that she’s spent the time since aiming to set a much more inspiring record — for how fast she can give the money away.
  • Lots of donors making large gifts gravitate toward targets like Stanford, Harvard, or MIT — big research universities with well-staffed donor relations departments that can absorb enormous gifts.