Jeff Bezos donates $100 million to the Obama Presidential Foundation, largest individual gift ever

Bezos, one of the richest people in the world, asked for the plaza in the Obama Presidential Center to be named for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights icon who died in 2020.

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nameless22
nameless22
134 · 4 days ago · Reddit

Friendly reminder that not all legal bribes happen in real time, many of them are IOU's.

Secret_Discipline_74
Secret_Discipline_74
60 · 4 days ago · Reddit

“Cmon Barrack what’s it gonna take to get an Amazon box in there?”

muscularmatzoball
muscularmatzoball
40 · 4 days ago · Reddit

I am a big fan of Obama, and the foundation seems to already be doing a lot of great work in Chicago, but I feel conflicted. Deep down, I don't believe it's right for anyone to have that amount of money ready to donate to begin with. Bezos will use it as a tax write off, and as massive leverage on a generation of now young leadership. Bezos didn't develop the network, or do the work behind planning, promoting or running it, he is just buying a massive amount of influence straight up, for the cost of less than .1% of his total net worth. Same way he contributes to NPR.

Adventurous_Lynx_148
Adventurous_Lynx_148
21 · 4 days ago · Reddit

they'll probably add a mini amazon go store in the building now lol

Picklewithmysandwich
Picklewithmysandwich
16 · 4 days ago · Reddit

All of you who are shaking your fist at the rich giving to the rich on this thing please never visit the Field Museum or the Adler Planetarium or any of the world class museums in our city.

They all were created by the rich giving to the rich. Don't hate the rich, figure out ways to make the rich give away their money for things that will benefit all of society.

_Let_Us_Prey_
_Let_Us_Prey_
12 · 4 days ago · Reddit

I’ll feel good about Bezos the day he wakes up and decides to pay for any/​every medical debt related GoFundMe campaign. He has the power to do so much good.

theserpentsmiles
theserpentsmiles
5 · 4 days ago · Reddit

210.7 billion USD, gave 100 Million. That's like your average person giving less than a dollar.