Mackenzie Bezos Pledges Half of Her Fortune to Charity

The former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has pledged half of her fortune to charity according to multiple sources.

“My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time and effort and care. But I won’t wait. And I will keep at it until the safe is empty,” she said in the letter, which was dated May 25 and published Tuesday

The Amazon CEO praised his former wife’s decision. “MacKenzie is going to be amazing and thoughtful and effective at philanthropy, and I’m proud of her,” he said on Twitter.

Billionaire Warren Buffett had this to say.

“The generosity of this group is a reflection of the inspiration we take from the many millions of people who work quietly and effectively to create a better world for others, often at great personal sacrifice,” Buffett said in a statement on Tuesday.

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