Amazon founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos has consistently been the world’s richest man over the last decade. His current net worth is estimated to be $124 billion. In a similar move to Bill Gates, Bezos says he will give most of his personal fortune to charity through the course of his life.
In an interview with CNN, Jeff Bezos says he will focus his money on philanthropy with a focus on climate change and projects that drive “unity” around the world. The billionaire does not offer specific details by saying he is working with his partner Lauren Sanchez to build “capacity” for distributing his wealth.
One of the first pledges Bezos has made is to country singer Dolly Parton, providing $100 million towards her charity focusing on literacy.