Meet billionaire investor Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs who spends much of her $21 billion on charity and says her kids won't inherit the fortune
Powell Jobs throws elaborate Halloween shows at her Silicon Valley home, sails on her $110 million yacht, and donates much of her wealth to charity.news.yahoo.com
Zuckerberg part of $100M ‘California Black Freedom Fund’
A group of more than two dozen philanthropic organizations and corporations on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, announced the California Black Freedom Fund. Its five-year $100 million initiative the group says will provide resources to Black-led organizations in the state aiming to eradicate systemic racism. The 25 funders include the philanthropic groups of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs as well as JPMorgan Chase. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)More than two dozen philanthropic organizations and corporations on Thursday launched the California Black Freedom Fund, a $100 million, five-year initiative that they say will provide resources to Black-led organizations in the state that are seeking to eradicate systemic racism. The 25 funders include the philanthropic groups of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs as well as JPMorgan Chase.
Leonardo DiCaprio's fund pledges $5 million in aid amid Amazon fires
Leonardo DiCaprio attends the L.A. premiere of HBO's "Ice On Fire" at LACMA on June 5, 2019, in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES - Earth Alliance, a new environmental organization created by Leonardo DiCaprio and his philanthropic friends, Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth, has pledged $5 million to help preserve the Amazon rainforest. Fires have surged in the Amazon this year -- the world's largest rainforest is burning at its highest rate since 2013 -- and Brazil's National Institute for Space Research says more than one-and-a-half soccer fields of Amazon rainforest are being destroyed every minute of every day. They are: Instituto Associacao Floresta Protegida (Kayapo), Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB), Instituto Kabu (Kayapo), Instituto Raoni (Kayapo) and Instituto Socioambiental (ISA). The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) merged with Earth Alliance last month to "help address the urgent threats to our planet's life support systems."