Melinda French Gates and Mackenzie Scott team up for $40M donation

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The divorcee and soon-to-be divorcee of two of the richest men in the world are teaming up to give away $40 million to four organizations that promote gender equality.

Melinda French Gates, the estranged wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife Mackenzie Scott announced the donation together.

The awardees were selected through the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge, hosted by French Gates’ investment firm Pivotal Ventures and supported by Scott and her science teacher husband Dan Jewett.

Billionaire philanthropist Lynn Schusterman’s family foundation also supported the donation.

“The awardees are strong teams working on the front lines and from within communities to help women build power in their lives and careers,” Scott, who divorced Bezos in 2019 and quickly became the world’s richest woman, said in a statement. “And best of all, they’re not alone.”

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