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The Ripple Effects of MacKenzie Scott’s Philanthropy

In this March 4, 2018, file photo, then-MacKenzie Bezos (now MacKenzie Scott) arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California.

MacKenzie Scott donated an eye-popping $5.7 billion in 2020. Her giving was unrestricted, with few reporting requirements. Over time, it’s become clear that the impact of her donations extends well beyond the organizations that received the gifts.