There is a movement that advocates saving the planet by donating the fortunes of the richest to just and fundamental causes that can reverse the situation of hunger, global warming and poverty. Joined today by a billionaire we all know.
los founder of AmazonasJeff Bezos has said that he plans to donate most of his wealth to charity in his lifetime. In this way, he is the last billionaire to join a philanthropic current that intends to save the Earth. It sounds very superficial, but it is something like that.
Jeff Bezos He did not give details about how he would distribute the money or what exact percentage of his wealth he would give away, but said that wanted to fight climate change and support people who can unify humanity (whatever this means).
The Amazon founder is the fourth-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $124 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. CNN reports that It is the first time Bezos has announced his plans to give away most of his fortune.
Amazon has spent years wanting to fight against Climate Change and taking initiatives for it. This is the way the company, one of the most polluting companies in the world, has of offsetting all the CO2 emissions it emits into the atmosphere each year.
Amazon founder doesn’t want inefficiencies in donations
«There are also many ways that I think ineffective things can be done.Bezos added.We are building the capacity to be able to give this money away.«. In this way, it makes it clear that, first, they must create a way to donate the money to worthwhile causes and projects.
The first billionaire belonging to the list of the five richest in the world to announce that he was joining this movement was the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, who announced that he planned to give away “virtually all” his fortune (currently estimated at 114,000 million dollars ) to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Gates, as we said, is co-founder of The Giving Pledge, a campaign to encourage the world’s super-rich to donate most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. As of this writing, Jeff Bezos is not listed as a signatory.
Jeff Bezos has already donated large sums of money to charitable causes, though nothing that comes close to the bulk of his estate. In 2020, he announced the creation of the Bezos Earth Fund and pledged to allocate 10,000 million dollars to the fight against climate change.
With information from Telam, Reuters and AP