Where do donated billions go? ’Cause it’s an Amazon jungle out ...


Where do donated billions go? ’Cause it’s an Amazon jungle out there

How should the 1% give ethically in 2019? For some, nailing down ‘good giving’ is the answer

Charlotte Lytton

For MacKenzie Bezos, it wasn’t so much a case of the million-dollar question as the $36bn one: just what do you do with all that money?

And after being awarded the sum last month in her divorce settlement from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, to whom she was married for 25 years, the third richest woman in the world has decided to part ways with half of her fortune.

“We each come by the gifts we have to offer by an infinite series of influences and lucky breaks we can never fully understand,” MacKenzie, who was also one of Amazon’s first employees, wrote of her decision to sign up to the Giving Pledge...

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