Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos met and married before Amazon started. They were married for 25 years and have four children together. MacKenzie worked as an accountant for Amazon before becoming a novelist. Their divorce was finalised in 2019 with a $38 billion settlement to MacKenzie - the biggest divorce settlement the world has ever seen! The article below tells us that MacKenzie Scott has donated $1.7 billion of her wealth since her divorce.
The majority of people divorcing in England and Wales don’t have surplus money to donate to charity. One of the main factors when deciding a fair financial settlement in England and Wales is to consider the relative needs of each party. For example, a spouse in an economically weaker situation may be judged as needing more of the matrimonial assets as part of a fair settlement. This may result in an unequal division of the matrimonial assets in order to meet one spouses needs.
MacKenzie Scott, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's ex-wife, says that she has given $1.7bn (£1.3bn) to charity to date.