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Some of the world's wealthiest women are now contributing big to philanthropic causes

Updated : 2019-06-05 16:44:39

MacKenzie Bezos’s commitment to give away at least half of her wealth, about US$17 billion in today’s dollars, marks her as more generous than her ex-husband. But she is not the only women to take this step. Here is a list of prominent women who make a big contribution towards philanthropic causes.

<strong>MacKenzie Bezos</strong>, seen here with her ex-husband Jeff Bezos, is pledging half her fortune to charity, following the footsteps of billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos finalised her divorce in April 2019 and reportedly got a stake in the online shopping giant worth over $35 billion. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
MacKenzie Bezos, seen here with her ex-husband Jeff Bezos, is pledging half her fortune to charity, following the footsteps of billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos finalised her divorce in April 2019 and reportedly got a stake in the online shopping giant worth over $35 billion. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
<strong>Priscilla Chan</strong> is pictured here with her husband and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Priscilla Chan is the one running the couple’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that they founded in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Priscilla Chan is pictured here with her husband and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Priscilla Chan is the one running the couple’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that they founded in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Another popular personality known for her contribution is the entertainment mogul and actress<strong> Oprah Winfrey</strong>.  (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Another popular personality known for her contribution is the entertainment mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey.  (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
<strong>Sara Blakely</strong>, the founder of the Spanx underwear and lingerie company, is also another prominent personality to have signed the Giving Pledge, a campaign that encourages wealthy people to contribute a majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Sara Blakely, the founder of the Spanx underwear and lingerie company, is also another prominent personality to have signed the Giving Pledge, a campaign that encourages wealthy people to contribute a majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
<strong>Melinda Gates</strong>, the wife of Bill Gates, has been the power behind the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and has made great contributions to empower and educate women and girls worldwide. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Melinda Gates, the wife of Bill Gates, has been the power behind the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and has made great contributions to empower and educate women and girls worldwide. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Entrepreneur and philanthropist <strong>Laurene Powell Jobs</strong>, widow of Apple’s Steve Jobs, funds a variety of nonprofit causes and invests in for-profit ventures through her own similarly structured entity, Emerson Collective. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple’s Steve Jobs, funds a variety of nonprofit causes and invests in for-profit ventures through her own similarly structured entity, Emerson Collective. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
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