Giving back the wealth Billionaire Philanthropist, billionaire. She pledged to donate half her fortune to charity. MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, recently donated a combined total of more than $700 million to nonprofit organizations Planned Parenthood and Habitat for Humanity.
Scott gave $275 million to the national office of the women’s health provider and its 21 affiliates. The 100-year-old charity’s largest single donation is from Scott. “This generous gift also comes at a time when access to sexual and reproductive health care is under attack like never before,” Planned Parenthood said in a March 23 statement, “especially access to abortion.”
Habitat for Humanity announced that Scott had given $436 million to Habitat for Humanity just a day before. Habitat for Humanity is now well-positioned and ready to advocate for the systemic changes necessary to ensure equitable access to affordable housing. Jonathan ReckfordHabitat for Humanity International’s CEO said this in a statement.