Amazon head honcho Jeff Bezos has revealed that it’s actually ‘not easy’ to give away his estimated over $100 billion fortune.
The Amazon founder revealed that he plans to give away ‘most’ of his massive fortune to various good causes. In fact, Bezos has already committed to giving $10 billion by 2030 to the Bezos Earth Fund to help combat climate change. He also recently gave a $100 million grant to country music superstar Dolly Parton so that she can continue her philanthropic work. Parton received the Bezos Courage and Civility Award from Bezos and Sanchez earlier this month. The award ‘recognises leaders who aim high, find solutions, and who always do it with civility’ according to Sanchez.
Bezos has also admitted that giving away his massive fortune is actually ‘very hard’. When he was interviewed by CNN, he said: “The hard part is figuring out how to do it in a levered way.”
“It’s not easy. Building Amazon was not easy. It took a lot of hard work, a bunch of very smart teammates, hard-working teammates, and I’m finding – and I think Lauren is finding the same thing – that charity, philanthropy, is very similar.”
He further said: “There are a bunch of ways that I think you could do ineffective things, too. So you have to think about it carefully, and you have to have brilliant people on the team.”
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