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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, December 1, 2022

MacKenzie Scott just became America's 4th-most-generous philanthropist, vaulting ahead of Mike Bloomberg

Mackenzie-scottMacKenzie Scott has become the world’s fourth-most-generous living philanthropist as her lifetime giving as reached about $14 billion. She has surpassed Michael Bloomberg’s $12.7 billion of lifetime giving.

Scott acknowledged in her 2019 Giving Pledge Letter, “In addition to whatever assets life has nurtured in me, I have a disproportionate amount of money to share. 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.”

Warren Buffet tops the list at philanthropic giving at $46 billion, followed by Bill and Melinda Gates at $33.4 billion and George Soros with $18.1 billion. Jeff Bezos, Scott’s ex-husband, announced last month that he plans to give away most of his fortune to fight climate change.

For more information see Cassie Werber “MacKenzie Scott just became America’s most generous philanthropist, vaulting ahead of Bloomberg”, Yahoo! Finance, November 15, 2022.

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Florida Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.


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