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Amazon wealth reigns: Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Scott lead list of top U.S. philanthropists for 2020

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on February 10, 2021 - 12:45pm

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was the top American philanthropist in 2020, giving away $10.1 billion to nonprofit efforts associated with climate change and education, according to a ranking released this week by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Bezos, ranked second on the list with donations to a wide array of non-profits that totaled $5.7 billion. The UW's Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering, and Margaret O'Mara, professor of history, are quoted.

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