Jeff Bezos donates his $124 billion fortune
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced he is donating his $124 billion fortune.
Bezos revealed this in an interview with CNN. He said he plans to donate the majority of his net worth to charities over his lifetime, and those funds will be dedicated to fighting climate change, as well as supporting people who can help. to heal political and social divisions.
When asked if he intended to donate the majority of his fortune over his lifetime, Bezos replied “Yes, I do.”
Speaking alongside his partner, Lauren Sánchez, from his home in Washington DC, Bezos added:
“The hardest part is figuring out how to do it effectively.
“It’s not easy. Building Amazon hasn’t been easy. It’s taken a lot of hard work, a very smart group of teammates, hard-working teammates, and I find – and I think Lauren finds the same thing – that charity, philanthropy, is very similar.”
He did not specify where the money would be spent, or give an exact percentage.
Bezos’ announcement comes after he presented singer Dolly Parton with a $100 million award for her “love and compassion in all aspects of her work”.