Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is giving $100 million to the Obama Foundation in honor of Congressman John Lewis, the foundation announced on Monday.
Why it matters: This is the largest individual donation the Obama Foundation has received to date, as first reported by Puck News.
The big picture: Bezos has been more philanthropic in recent years, as public scrutiny toward him has increased, per Puck News.
- Some of these donations and pledges include a $1 billion commitment for preschools and a $10 billion pledge to climate nonprofits, known as the Bezos Earth Fund.
Bezos has asked that the foundation name the plaza at the Obama Presidential Center the John Lewis Plaza.
- The foundation hopes Bezos’ willingness to name something after a civil rights leader will “change the paradigm around naming public spaces,” per the announcement.
- There will not be any other restrictions on how the money can be spent, per Puck News.
What they’re saying: “We believe that there is incredible power in lifting up the names of extraordinary change agents upon whose shoulders we all stand, and we are thrilled by Mr. Bezos’ offer to name our magnificent Plaza in honor of John Lewis,” said Obama Foundation CEO Valerie Jarrett.
Original Article: https://www.axios.com/jeff-bezos-donation-obama-foundation-196365ec-4dd4-4782-b614-b80522638b34.html
What a self satisfied jerk.
That’s why I don’t and won’t buy from JOE BOZO. what a POMPOUS AŚŚSSSSSSSSS is he. To think someone really thinks this guy is great!HAHAHAHAHAHA.
Bezos thinks that pushing his money to leftist causes will make him look like a better man. It only alienates him from more than half the country. Apparently he believes he is not well liked as a human being and, guess what, HE’S NOT! He’s nothing more than a lucky man who will leave this earth as naked as the next.
Does Bezos really know what he is doing? Doesn’t he know that a lot of that money ounces into Obama’s pockets? What the heck? Idiot!
Another Billion dollars Bezos has used to BUY this Country. This is whats happening in our Nation , The big rich are paying off people in Politics . This Nation is being Bought. The Democrats are lining their pockets.. And we arre paying more for Gas, Food and Taxes.
Lewis was a raciest POS and was in office way too long as are all the idiots supposed to be working for us and not to make themselves rich.