Wednesday, October 30, 2019

MacKenzie Bezos pledges half her fortune to charity

The novelist said Tuesday that she signed The Giving Pledge, a campaign to

get the ultra-wealthy to pledge at least half their fortune to charitable causes. It
was created in 2010 by billionaire investor Warren Buffett and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates.
Those who join can give away their money while they are alive or give instructions in their wills. They also decide where and how their money is donated.
In a letter Tuesday, MacKenzie Bezos did not say how she plans to give her money away. The divorce leaves her with a 4% stake currently worth more than $36 billion in the online shopping giant.