MacKenzie Scott, Jeff Bezos' ex-wife, funnels most of $640 million in donations to left-wing causes: transgender athletes, migrants

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MacKenzie Scott – the ex-wife of billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – is dumping most of her massive $640 million in donations to left-wing causes. Major funds will be funneled to progressive initiatives such as enabling transgender athletes, legal aid for illegal immigrants, and climate change.

On Tuesday, Scott announced that she is donating $640 million to 361 nonprofits through her philanthropic organization known as Yield Giving. ABC News reported that 279 nonprofits received $2 million from Scott, and 82 organizations were gifted $1 million each.

According to the Yield Giving website, the organization has donated more than $17.3 billion to over 2,300 nonprofit teams since it was established in December 2022.

In the latest round of huge donations, Scott directed a combined $122 million for legal assistance to migrant-advocacy organizations, according to an analysis by the New York Post.

Scott provided funds to the Florida Immigrant Coalition – a progressive organization that works to "block anti-immigrant agenda in Florida," deliver "college in-state tuition for undocumented students and strong wage theft ordinances to protect workers."

The Florida Immigration Coalition previously proclaimed that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is "making a mockery of the suffering of these immigrants" and "he must be stopped."

Another illegal immigration advocacy organization that received a grant from the ex-wife of Bezos is the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition. The pro-migrant group announced receiving $2 million from Scott by stating, "For 20 years we have worked to build immigrant and refugee power, and this gift will catalyze our efforts to organize communities statewide, advance our vision of a multiracial democracy, and build a Tennessee where everyone belongs."

The Post noted that Scott gifted $117 million to 67 prisoner-advocacy groups and other organizations helping convicted criminals.

Scott sent $72 million to 43 orgs advocating for "gender identity," "sexual orientation," and other LGBTQ causes. Included is a nonprofit helping to enable biological boys who identify as transgender individuals to participate in female sports.

Scott, 53, also donated $18 million to 10 groups pushing a green energy agenda.

Scott and Bezos finalized their divorce in 2019 after 25 years of marriage.

Scott walked away with roughly a 4% stake in Amazon worth $38.3 billion, according to People magazine.

Scott has a net worth of $36.3 billion, according to Forbes. She is the 42nd wealthiest person in the world and the third-richest woman in the United States.

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'Not going to turn this ... into a grievance session': Washington Post CEO confirms newsroom layoffs in tense meeting, then bolts

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The chief executive of Jeff Bezos' Washington Post held a town hall on Wednesday, informing panicked staff that under ten percent of the workforce would be getting the boot.

Fred Ryan, the paper's CEO and publisher, noted that the the cuts, which will likely affect the newsroom, will take place in the first quarter of 2023.

The announcement comes just two weeks after the paper revealed it would be scrapping its stand-alone Sunday print magazine and ousting 10 newsroom employees plus a dance critic, citing "economic head winds."

What are the details?

Ryan said in a company-wide meeting Wednesday that the coming layoffs will likely amount to a "single-digit percentage," but provided hope to those in positions "no longer serving readers" that they might take refuge in new roles.

"For those people whose positions will be eliminated, this will be a difficult time," Ryan suggested.

The paper's chief communications officer, Kathy Baird, later stated there would not, however, be a "net reduction in Post head count," reported Deadline.

When the CEO began angling for the exit, staff yelled out concerns and questions.

Ryan made it clear he had no intention of engaging, saying, "We’re not going to turn the town hall into a grievance session."

“Fred, you talked about positions getting eliminated. What are you going to do to protect people’s jobs? Are they going to be treated like the magazine staffers were?” asked one employee, referencing the abrupt firing of the Sunday print magazine's employees.

"We'll have more information as we move forward," answered Ryan, as he moved forward and out the door.

\u201cToday, we came into WaPo\u2019s so-called town hall with questions about recent layoffs and the future of the company. \n\nOur publisher dropped a bombshell on us by announcing more layoffs and then walking out, refusing to answer any of our questions.\u201d
— Washington Post Guild (@Washington Post Guild) 1671054001

In a subsequent statement, the paper's guild said, "This behavior is unacceptable from any leader, but especially the leader of a news organization whose core values include transparency and accountability."

The guild, whose Twitter banner image demands a "Diverse, Inclusive & Fair Washington Post," tweeted that its members "won't let" Ryan "turn his back on workers with urgent questions and valid concerns."

"Washington Post employees ... must be part of any transformation to this company. Stay tuned," wrote the guild.

While Axios indicated the paper — whose slogan is "Democracy Dies in Darkness" — is not expected to turn a profit this year, it will still manage to keep the lights on.

Baird added in her statement, "We are planning to direct our resources and invest in coverage, products, and people in service of providing high value to our subscribers and new audiences."

The Washington Post, bought for $250 million by Bezos in 2013, has approximately 2,500 employees.

According to Axios, the paper's newsroom doubled in size during Ryan's time as CEO and now exceeds 1,000 employees.