Jeff Bezos named Dolly Parton the most recent recipient of his Braveness and Civility award, handing the music legend $100 million to direct to any charities she chooses.
“She offers together with her coronary heart. What she’s carried out for teenagers, and literacy, and so many different issues, is simply unbelievable,” Bezos, 58, mentioned in a video posted on social media.
“I’ve at all times mentioned, I attempt to put my cash the place my coronary heart is, and I believe you do the identical factor,” Parton mentioned within the video. “I’ll do my finest to do good issues with this cash. Thanks Jeff.”
Parton, 76, has operated a basis that’s distributed books to kids globally. A robust advocate of vaccination, she supported Moderna Inc.’s shot by way of a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt College Medical Heart for coronavirus analysis.
Bezos has beforehand awarded $100 million apiece to chef Jose Andres, whose World Central Kitchen feeds individuals in disaster-stricken areas around the globe, and Van Jones, the founding father of Dream.Org.
Bezos, the world’s fourth-richest individual with a $123.9 billion fortune, has elevated his philanthropic efforts since stepping down as Amazon.com Inc.’s chief govt officer final yr. He’s focusing most of his consideration on local weather change together with his $10 billion Earth Fund and likewise introduced a $200 million reward to the Smithsonian Nationwide Air and House Museum.
The billionaire can also be mentioned to be concerned about buying the the NFL’s Washington Commanders, presumably with music mogul Jay-Z as an investor.
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