Jeff Bezos donates $100 million each to two persons after traveling to Space

World number 1 richest Man and founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos, said Tuesday after flying to the edge of space that he planned to award $100 million each to CNN contributor Van Jones and chef José Andrés.

Bezos said that Jones and Andres were free to do “what they want” with the money.
“They can give it all to their own charity,” Bezos said at a press conference after his trip to space. “Or they can share the wealth. It is up to them.”

The money, Bezos said, was tied to a “surprise” philanthropic initiative he wanted to announce called the Courage and Civility Award.
The award aims to honor those who have “demonstrated courage” and tried to be a unifier in a divisive world, Bezos added.

“We need unifiers and not vilifiers,” Bezos said. “We need people who argue hard and act hard for what they believe. But they do that always with civility and never ad hominem attacks. Unfortunately, we live in a world where this is too often not the case.

But we do have role models.”
Jones, accepting the award, said that “sometimes dreams come true.”
“You bet on me and I appreciate it,” Jones told Bezos, later adding that it was money for him to “give to others who have a similar spirit.”

Andrés, who has poured his efforts into feeding those in need around the world, said that the award itself “cannot feed the world on its own.”
“But,” Andrés added, “this is a start of a new chapter for us.”
Source : cnn

This guys are made for life. That is no small money. The same amount all of Africa’s presidents are begging for? :joy:
This is an example for us all. We can either chose to be “vilifiers or unifiers” according to Mr. Bezos.

Eii sika paa nie, What intrigued me about him is the fact that he’s old and he’s about that life. Most rich people are cautious in spending and dull to associate with, I feel like Jeff’s got a different vibe

When God blesses you , you use it to the benefit of humanity. This one right here is example of impactful rich man. Come to Ghana and see, the rich men here only go on radio and make noise about how much they have. Nothing else

Why do I have a feeling that the rich men in Ghana are only interested in using their wealth in fueling violence and destruction? Look at the various vigilante groups for instance. Wicked People.

Ooh the thing erh, we have rich men and rich men oo. The ones we have in Ghana, most of them are show off guys. Kennedy Agyapong, wuntumi are all rich people ooo , now you understand what I mean. :grinning::grin: