Wouldn’t It Be Nice If MacKenzie Scott Did a Big Giveaway For Medium Writers?

Adebayo Adeniran
2 min readJan 24, 2023

My two cents..

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Medium is home to several famous writers.

There are Presidents, politicians, tech geniuses, hedge fund managers in our midst, whose preferred platform is Medium.

And there’s MacKenzie Scott.

Back in 2021, not too long after her divorce and cashing her chips, former Mrs. Bezos came here to break the news that she would be giving huge sums away to a good number of charities.

For those who read her articles back then, they will have been blown away, just as I was, by her extreme generosity.

In the post embedded above, Ms. Scott gave away 2.7 billion dollars to various charities and programs.

I imagine that the life changing sums will have had the profoundest impact on the recipients back then, given the economic circumstances of lots of folks emerging from the pandemic.

Our protagonist didn’t stop there; she returned for an encore.

And this has led me precisely to this point.

I believe that there are great numbers of writers who have come to regard their earnings on Medium as their primary source of income. And it is no exaggeration to point out we are seriously struggling, given the massive layoffs happening across the world.

All of which has led me to the very title of this article: Wouldn’t it be nice if Mackenzie Scott did a big giveaway with Medium writers?

I write this because something strange did happen in the past.

For four months in 2021, the Medium board decided to do something that they had never done before, which was to reward its writers. Having that supplementary income in our accounts made thousands of people very happy.

If it were possible for the owners of this space to do what they did two years ago, then surely it is possible for Ms. Scott to grant this request.

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Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible