American billionaire, Jeff Bezos to donate most of his $124 billion fortune
American business mogul, has revealed plans to donate bulk of his $124 billion fortune to fighting climate change and supporting humanists.
The Amazon founder made the revelation in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Chloe Melas on Saturday at his Washington, DC, home. He spoke alongside his partner, the journalist-turned-philanthropist Lauren Sánchez.
Bezos said the couple is “building the capacity to be able to give away this money.”
Asked directly by CNN whether he intends to donate the majority of his wealth within his lifetime, Bezos said: “Yeah, I do.”
Bezos said he and Sánchez agreed to their first interview together since they began dating in 2019 to help shine a spotlight on the Bezos Courage and Civility Award, granted this year to musician Dolly Parton.
The 20-minute exchange with Bezos and Sánchez covered a broad range of topics, from Bezos’s views on political dialogue and a possible economic recession to Sánchez’s plan to visit outer space with an all-female crew and her reflections on a flourishing business partnership with Bezos.