MacKenzie Bezos pledges half her $37 billion fortune to charity
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos. Photo: Jörg Carstensen/picture alliance via Getty Images
"We each come by the gifts we have to offer by an infinite series of influences and lucky breaks we can never fully understand. In addition to whatever assets life has nurtured in me, I have a disproportionate amount of money to share."
By the numbers: After the couple's divorce in April, MacKenzie Bezos retained 25% of their jointly owned shares in Amazon, making her worth an estimated $36.6 billion.