In times, when the whole world is struggling with Coronavirus struggle, many billionaires have shown a lack of interest in philanthropy. Hence when the news of MacKenzie Scott’s charity surfaced, it touched the hearts of many.
MacKenzie Scott is not only the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, the richest person alive, but she herself is the 13th richest person in the world. Recently, Mackenzie shared that she has donated $1.7 billion to 116 organizations working for LGBTQIA+ equity, racial equity, climate change, and public health.
Mackenzie’s fortune worth $59.3 billion is derived from her 4% stake in Amazon.com Inc. Post her divorce with Jeff Bezos, she signed The Giving Pledge – to give back the wealth she acquired over her lifetime “until the safe is empty.”
“On this list, 91% of the racial equity organizations are run by leaders of color, 100% of the LGBTQ+ equity organizations are run by LGBTQ+ leaders, and 83% of the gender equity organizations are run by women, bringing lived experience to solutions for imbalanced social systems.”
It is heartwarming how she has come forward in such testing times to help and support the charity organizations to make this world a better place. Her philanthropic act makes us wonder if the world would be a better place if it would be run by women.
But we are not the only one who thinks so. Even Barack Obama, the former U.S president, said during one of his events:
He also said that many of the world’s problems stem from “old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way.” The former president said that if women were put in charge of every country for the next two years, the result would be gaining “on just about everything”.
Talking about the improvements this world could see if it were led by women, he said:
“There would be less war, kids would be better-taken care of and there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes.”
According to BBC, he further added:
“If you look at the world and look at the problems, it’s usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way… They cling to power, they are insecure, they have outdated ideas and the energy and fresh vision and new approaches are squashed…Now women, I just want you to know, you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you’re better than us [men].”
We feel it is time men step away and let women lead this world before we are doomed.