Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world and has been criticized for not contributing more to philanthropy. This summer that may all change according to a Tweet release by Bezos. He claims that he will announce the two projects that he will fund, hopefully before the end of the summer.
This all began with a tweet made by Jeff Bezos a year ago. In the tweet he asked people for ideas for his philanthropic ventures. Contrary to his long-term business model approach, Bezos is looking for ways to make impactful differences in the short-term for people in crisis.
Bezos will continue to liquidate his Amazon stock assets to fund his company dealing with space travel. He is currently doing this at a rate of about $1 billion dollars per year. He believes this is the correct way to use most of his money.
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Teju Ravilochan co-founded the Unreasonable Institute in 2009 to design an academy to tackle poverty, social justice, and educational voids. It’s a social-good school for traditional and nonprofit companies to learn how to speed-up, find partners, and help fund their world-changing ideas.