Jeff Bezos says 'it's really hard' to give away money, while MacKenzie Scott announces $2 billion in donations
Jeff Bezos said "it's really hard" to give away large sums of money in effective ways. His ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, announced she's given away $2 billion over the last seven months.cnbc.com
MacKenzie Scott acknowledges another $2B in donations
Megadonor and novelist MacKenzie Scott announced almost $2 billion in donations to 343 organizations in a short blog post Monday, emphasizing her interest in supporting people from underserved communities. In her first post in nearly eight months, Scott showcased her donations to numerous funds as a “great resource” for giving. “They pool donations and spread them across a diverse group of smaller organizations working toward a common cause,” she wrote.news.yahoo.com
Dolly Parton wins Jeff Bezos’ $100 million Courage and Civility Award
Country music legend Dolly Parton was just awarded $100 million by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who named her the winner of his 2022 Courage and Civility Award. The money will be donated to charities of Parton’s choice.news.yahoo.com
Jeff Bezos says he will give away most of his fortune
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said he will give away the majority of his wealth during his lifetime, becoming the latest billionaire to pledge to donate much of his vast fortune. Bezos, whose “real-time” worth Forbes magazine estimates at roughly $124.1 billion, made the announcement in a joint CNN interview with his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez that was released on Monday. The billionaire didn't specify how - or to whom - he will give away the money, but said the couple were building the “capacity” to do it.news.yahoo.com
Rich people don't have a 'lottery mindset,' says CEO—here are 3 things millionaires do differently
"Wealthy people don't have a 'lottery mindset,'" says CEO and podcaster Trey Lockerbie, who has interviewed more than 100 millionaires. Here's what he learned about how the world's richest people achieve financial success.cnbc.com
Jeff Bezos' Housekeepers Got UTIs from Lack of Bathroom Access, Says Lawsuit
A new lawsuit filed by one of Jeff Bezos’ former housekeepers alleges that employees were forced to work extended shifts for as long as 14 hours without breaks, and there was “no reasonably accessible bathroom for the housekeepers,” among a laundry list of other “unsafe and unsanitary” working conditions. Mercedes Wedaa, who at one point supervised a full staff of Bezos’ housekeepers and no longer works for him, filed the lawsuit in Seattle on Tuesday, further alleging that some of Bezos’ subordnews.yahoo.com
Space Travel and Deep-Ocean Exploration Are Becoming More Accessible
Travel to earth’s final frontiers is more possible than ever before, with exciting plans on the horizon. The question today isn’t whether you can actually get there anymore, but whether you can afford it. Space travel and deep sea tourism are becoming more accesibleoutsideonline.com
Queen's death stirs anger in former African colony
Upon taking the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects around the world, many of them unwilling. Today, in the British Empire's former colonies, her death has brought complicated feelings to the surface, including anger. (Sept. 14) (AP Video/Joe Mwihia)news.yahoo.com
MacKenzie Scott donates $436 million to Habitat for Humanity
MacKenzie Scott donated $436 million to Habitat for Humanity International and 84 of its U.S. affiliates – the largest publicly disclosed donation from the billionaire philanthropist since she pledged to give away the majority of her wealth in 2019.
Did Amazon violate federal laws? Lawmakers ask for DOJ probe
Lawmakers have made good on their threat to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, asking the Justice Department to investigate whether Amazon and its senior executives obstructed Congress or violated other laws in testimony on its competition practices.
MacKenzie Scott won't say how much she's giving 'this time'
In a blog post titled “No Dollar Signs This Time,” billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott said she won’t reveal how much she has given to charity since her last round of donations earlier this year, in an effort to reduce the attention she draws.