Jeff Bezos, the Amazon billionaire, has committed $10 billion to combat climate change (that’s the 8% of his fortune). This is one of the largest charitable gifts ever. The only larger pledge of the 21st century was his 2006 promise to give the bulk of his net worth —$43 billion — to the Gates Foundation.
Jeff Bezos: “This global initiative will fund scientists, activists, NGOs — any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world.”
The Bezos Earth Fund comes after years of criticism that the billionaire wasn’t doing enough charitable work.
The Giving Pledge.
Besides this, Jeff Bezos still has not signed The Giving Pledge, the promise by some of the world’s billionaires to donate most of their money in their lifetimes or in their wills (his ex-wife MacKenzie signed it after the divorce).