Jeff Bezos will donate most of his fortune to philanthropic causes during his lifetime
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, has assured the US channel CNN of his intention to donate most of his assets from 124,000 million of dollars throughout his life with the objective of combating climate change and the deep social and political divisions in the world. This is the first time the businessman has made this claim, although has not detailed how you plan to use your fortune in pursuit of the goals you have set for yourself.
Bezos, considered the fourth richest person in the world according to Forbes magazine, he has used to date 10,000 million dollars in the last ten years to his foundation that advocates for the environmental Protectionwhich is approximately the 8% of its current capital. In the interview with CNN, he pointed out that philanthropic work needs a lot of effort and assured: “There are a lot of ways in which I think ineffective things can also be done, so you have to think about it. carefully and you have to have brilliant people in the team”.
Given the current economic situation, with numerous analysts warning about the possibility of a recession in the short or medium term, Bezos has recommended to small businesses and people in general that avoid in these moments to take risks and that If you plan to make a big purchase, let them wait a bit.
“The economy right now doesn’t seem to be doing very well, things are getting slowing downwe are seeing layoffs in many sectors, the probability says that if we are not now in a recession we will be there very soon so my recommendation to small businesses is that don’t take risks now,” he explained.
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