Billionaire Jeff Bezos names 16 grant recipients of the Bezos Earth Fund

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It may not be enough to save the world, but it’s a lot of money. We know that it takes Jeff Bezos only about a minute to add nearly $150,000 to his net worth, so it’s no surprise that he has a surplus of cash. Back in February, the Amazon founder and CEO announced that he’d set aside $10 billion (yes, with a B) to create the Bezos Earth Fund in an effort to combat climate change. Read Full Story

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How Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are ushering in a new era of space startups

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As Blue Origin and SpaceX democratize access to space, small companies will get to explore an array of promising new ideas that lie beyond planet Earth. In early February, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the planet’s wealthiest entrepreneurs, dropped the bombshell announcement that he would be stepping down as CEO to free up more time for his other passions. Though Bezos listed a few targets for his creativity and energy— The Washington Post and philanthropy through the Bezos Earth Fund and Bezos Day One Fund—one of the highest-potential areas is his renewed commitment and focus on his suborbital spaceflight project, Blue Origin. Read Full Story

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Supports Corporate Tax Hike

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Amazon Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos supports raising taxes on corporations, but it seems he might not support the entire infrastructure bill that includes the tax hike. In a statement, Bezos said Amazon supports “the Biden Administration’s focus on making bold investments in American infrastructure.” Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more However, he […]

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How Jeff Bezos is spending his first $791 million on climate action

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Bezos is giving it to organizations with a proven track record—but doesn’t seem to be aiming to reshape the climate world. If you had $10 billion to spend on tackling the problem of climate change, how would you spend it? For Jeff Bezos, who has spent the last several months talking to experts about the question—after pledging to donate roughly 7% of his fortune to the climate in February , a far higher total dollar amount any other individual donor in history—part of the answer has been turning to some of the world’s biggest environmental groups, which are all already well-funded. Read Full Story

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