Quite possibly so, yes

MacKenzie Scott is donating her billions much faster than her ex Jeff Bezos

The person who made the money might give it away a little more slowly – knowing how difficult it was to make in the first place.

That difference between private spending and that from taxation…..

15 thoughts on “Quite possibly so, yes”

  1. Bezos will stay in the headlines anyway. Her route to staying in the headlines is giving his money away and boasting about it.

  2. And she is the ex, of course. She may be deriving some pleasure from giving away money he worked to acquire. For women regularly have botox shots to spite their won face.

  3. Feminists: women are stunning and brave and don’t need no man

    Also feminists: she EARNED that money with her vagina tho

    In the past year, she has donated $1.7 billion to 116 organizations working in areas of interest to her, from racial justice and LGBTQ equality to climate change and global health.

    So that money’s being spent on undermining the society that made it possible to acquire all that cash in the first place.

    It’s like poetry, it rhymes.

  4. Also, there’s the fact that she felt the need to publicise her largesse. I mean, if I give to charity, I don’t tell the world about it.

  5. I read somewhere it isn’t that simple.

    They started this together in the early days, both as ex bankers. I’m not sure it was any more his baby than hers. And it may have even been her idea???

  6. Well, sorta:

    “After graduating, she worked for D. E. Shaw, a quantitative hedge fund in New York, as an administrative assistant from 1992 to 1994”

  7. So Much For Subtlety

    I wonder how many figures per f**k. I know it is not gentlemanly to wonder. And traditionally, with Paul McCartney or Mike Tyson, people usually calculate how many thousands per hour of marriage – and the vegan with an ego the size of Jupiter did pay thousands for each and every hour of his marriage.

    Jeff Bezos was married for some 25 years. Twice a week perhaps. Let’s hope that is a floor. That is some very expensive sex.

    That, as TW alludes to, is why she is so ready to give it away. It cost her nothing.

  8. Dennis, Pointing Out The Obvious

    The only real story of interest here is that Vox has made this claim without actually having anything to verify said claim. Neither Scott nor Bezos has made their tax returns or private financial data available for review. What Kelsey Piper (who is nothing more than a staff writer at Vox) is actually criticizing is the fact that Bezos has failed to donate large amounts of money in a manner and within a time frame that Piper approves of. Given that she has no standing to be approving or disapproving of other peoples’ choices in charitable giving, this is more about shitty advocacy journalism than it is about charitable giving by the rich and famous.

  9. Presumably the other issue is that “her” money is liquid, his money isn’t. Bezos had to liquidate half his holdings in Amazon to give Scott “her” money. If Bezos wanted to give away wealth at the same rate he’d have to be liquidating the rest of his stock holdings.

  10. Steve,

    “So that money’s being spent on undermining the society that made it possible to acquire all that cash in the first place.”

    I wouldn’t worry about that. Most organisations involved in “racial justice, LGBTQ equality, climate change and global health” are grifters. The focus (and this applies to much of the “3rd sector” isn’t on doing good things, it’s on doing things that create a narrative that means they can get news coverage, rather than someone else, so they get donations over someone else. And that’s an arms race which leads to a lot of the money raised going to fundraisers and marketing people.

  11. You wouldn’t worry about the disease you describe, Mr on M4?

    Because, what? It tends to lose?

    Eh?

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