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Mackenzie Scott donates Beverly Hills mansions to charity

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Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife Mackenzie Scott has been known as one of the most giving and charitable women of our lifetime.

Worth an estimated $37 billion through her 4% ownership stake in Amazon (and that’s after she sold $8.5 billion worth of stock earlier this year), she has donated more than $12 billion to various groups, organizations and charities.

But now she’s taking her philanthropy a step further — by giving up her own long-term, and luxurious, homes.

Last month, the California Community Foundation (CCF), a nonprofit philanthropic organization, announced that Scott, 52, donated “two single-family residences valued at $55 million.”

Records show Scott, who married high school chemistry teacher Dan Jewett in 2021, transferred two of her Beverly Hills mansions to the foundation on July 29.

Scott, who’s also a novelist, had received sole ownership of the homes following her divorce from Bezos in 2019 following 25 years of marriage.

Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott purchased this home in 2007 for $24.45 million.
Jeff Bezos purchased a second home in Beverly Hills in 2017 for $12.9 million.
Jeff Bezos purchased a second home in Beverly Hills in 2017 for $12.9 million.

Bezos and Scott purchased the first home back in 2007 for $24.45 million. Situated on 2 acres, the solar-powered home is Spanish-style, spans roughly 12,000 square feet and is made up of seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

They purchased the second home in an off-market deal on the same street in 2017 for $12.9 million. Built in 1956, the home spans 4,500 square feet.

Both homes are located on N. Alpine Drive near Coldwater Canyon Park.

According to the CCF, they plan on selling the homes as soon as possible with 90% of the proceeds going to “affordable housing grant making.” The other 10% will support its immigrant integration program, which they explain will be used to “advance opportunities for the millions of immigrants from throughout the world who call Los Angeles County home.”

The Post has reached out to CCF for comment.

Scott likely donated the estates since she rarely visits the Golden State. Instead, the San Francisco native has long been based in Seattle where she and Bezos had maintained a large estate in the upscale Medina neighborhood.

That property boasts 310 feet of lakefront shoreline and a boathouse.

It is suspected, however, that she now lives in Hunts Point, about a 5-minute drive away.

This Seattle home was purchased by an anonymous trust suspected to be Mackenzie Scott for $37.5 million.
This Seattle home was purchased by an anonymous trust suspected to be Mackenzie Scott for $37.5 million.
The outdoor terrace overlooking the lake.
The outdoor terrace overlooking the lake.
The sun room surrounded by greenery.
The sun room surrounded by greenery.
The foyer.
The foyer.
The 9,400-square foot Hunts Point home was designed by local architect Jim Olson.
The 9,400-square foot Hunts Point home was designed by local architect Jim Olson.

In April 2019, a few months after Bezos and Scott announced their divorce, a Hunts Point estate sold for a whopping $37.5 million. While the buyer is still not identified, it has been widely reported that Scott is the buyer.

Spanning 9,400 square feet, records show more than $400,000 have gone into renovations into an already contemporary designed home.

Made up of three bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, the property is situated on 3.27 acres of land.

The home is under a private trust, records show.

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