While the big gift was formally announced a few weeks ago, property records now confirm that Mackenzie Scott has donated her sumptuous Beverly Hills estate to the California Community Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization based in Los Angeles.
Scott, the world’s fourth-richest woman, is the former wife of Jeff Bezos. Through her 4% ownership stake in Amazon, she’s worth some $37 billion. And with her ex-husband, the 52-year-old novelist acquired the two-parcel Beverly Hills property in two separate transactions, one in 2007 and the other in 2017, for a total of just over $37 million; since then, the compound’s value has soared to an estimated $55 million. Scott acquired full ownership of the estate following her 2019 divorce.
The CCF hopes to quickly sell the high-maintenance spread, with the proceeds going towards “affordable housing projects and an immigrant integration program,” per the organization.
Situated behind gates, the compound includes a main residence — a Spanish hacienda-style mansion built in the 1990s — offering nearly 12,000 square feet of living space. The guesthouse next door, a 1950s ranch-style structure, makes do with about 4,500 square feet.
Amenities include a lap-lane swimming pool, a full-size tennis court and a huge grassy lawn dotted by mature trees. The 2.5-acre spread also sports parking for dozens of cars, vast patios, 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms.