Ex-Wives of Tycoons Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos Donate over N16.4b to Women Rights Organisations

The former wives of the world’s richest men teamed up to empower women through promoting gender equality

Melinda Gates, the ex-wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and MacKenzie Scott, formerly married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos donated over N16.4 billion to four organisations dealing with women rights.

The duo announced the donation together, with Scott saying those fighting for gender equality are not alone.

Scott, who divorced Bezos in 2019, said in a statement:

“The awardees are strong teams working on the front lines and from within communities to help women build power in their lives and careers. And best of all, they’re not alone.”

Both women divorced their billionaire husbands, and Melinda and Bill’s divorce was finalised on Monday, August 2, 2021.

The finalisation of the divorce comes three months after Bill and Melinda, who were married for 27 years, announced their plan to split up.

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