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When Jeff Bezos was in pyjamas at an Amazon board meeting

14 September, 2018, 19:45 | Author: Kristi Dunn
  • Here’s why the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos wore pajamas to a board meeting

Bezos has made headlines lately, promising $2 billion to fight homelessness and substandard preschool education after some bad publicity last week when Sen.

"The Day One foundation is going to be like that", he added, noting that the mission could evolve. But before we applaud the effort too enthusiastically, perhaps we should also look at who is perpetuating this poverty.

The other component, called the "Day 1 Academies Fund," will create "and operate a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities", Bezos said.

He told the Washington dinner later: "I'm very excited about that because I'm going to operate that".

These terms of endearment are all things Trump has said about the news media, most of which came out via his Twitter account.

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In his Instagram post Jeff Bezos said "Amazonians" were wearing pyjamas to work "across the globe" to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

And he also hasn't signed The Giving Pledge, an initiative created by the Gateses and Buffet that encourages billionaires to give away the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.

Bezos also said no decision had been made on Amazon's second North American headquarters, known as HQ2, for which 20 cities have been selected as finalists, and that the choice would be made as scheduled before the end of the year.

Trump has described The Washington Post as Amazon's "chief lobbyist". In January, Bezos also personally gave $33 million USA in college scholarships for young immigrants living in the USA illegally. (The foundation was formed from the merger of two smaller, pre-existing efforts: the William H. Gates Foundation and the Gates Learning Foundation.) The organization, which is focused on global health and education, has distributed $46 billion to grant recipients through previous year.

It is not surprising that the world's richest person "is finally getting serious about philanthropy", said David Callahan, founder of website Inside Philanthropy. "If you can give somebody a leg up when they're 2, 3 or 4 years old, by the time they get to kindergarten of first grade, they're much less likely to fall behind". "I start with a mission (to address a problem) you can do it with government, you can do it with non-profit or you can do it with for-profit". The Washington Post's top editor has said that Bezos has no involvement in its news coverage.

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