BREAKING NEWS: Jeff Bezos says he’ll give away the majority of his $124 BILLION fortune within his lifetime – after handing Dolly Parton $100million for her ‘love and compassion in work’
The Amazon founder said he wants to support people who can unify humanity and heal deep social and political divisions.
The tycoon did not give any details about the exact charities he will donate to or how much he will give.
Sitting alongside his partner Lauren Sanchez, the businessman told CNN they are ‘building the capacity to be able to give away this money’.
When asked if he plans to donate most of his wealth during his lifetime, Bezos replied: ‘Yeah, I do.’
He also explained why he handed Dolly Parton $100 million for her ‘love and compassion in work’.
Bezos said: ‘Look at what she’s done and how she’s led her life. The way she’s done it is by doing bold things, always with civility and kindness.
The Amazon founder said on Monday morning he wanted to dish out the huge sum through the Bezos Courage & Civility Award
‘She’s a unifier, we have big problems in the world and the wya big problems are dealt with is you have to work together.’
Sanchez added: ‘When you think of Dolly, everyone smiles. All she wants to do is bring light into other people’s world.
‘That’s all, and so we couldn’t have thought of someone better than to give this award to.’
This is a developing story