Read the Quote That Inspired MacKenzie Bezos to Give Away Half Her Fortune

“In addition to whatever assets life has nurtured in me, I have a disproportionate amount of money to share,” wrote Bezos

MacKenzie Bezos, who became one of the wealthiest persons in the world after divorcing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has pledged to give at least half her fortune to charity. (Her personal fortune is currently estimated at over $36 billion.) 
Bezos recently signed the Giving Pledge, a program initiated by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates back in 2010. According to its website, the Pledge “is a commitment by the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back.”


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Amazon is holding a high stakes shareholder vote on whether or not to limit some of its cutting edge technology, Shareholders hold back their own company because of users’ privacy when they’re offline//Natasha Singer, The New York Times

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos divorces at $35bn (£27bn), ex-wife MacKenzie becomes the third richest woman in the world

JEFF BEZOS, The world’s richest man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and his wife MacKenzie have agreed on a record-breaking divorce settlement of at least $35bn (£27bn).

Ms Bezos keeps a 4% stake in the online retail giant, worth $35.6bn on its own.

Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in Seattle in 1994, a year after the couple married, and Ms Bezos was one of its first employees.