Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon and the world’s richest has announced to donate 10 billion dollars (about 71 thousand 419 crore rupees) to combat climate change. This amount is 7.7% of their total assets. Bezos has assets of 130 billion dollars (about 9 lakh 28 thousand 444 crore rupees). On Monday, Bezos told via Instagram post that he will launch the Bezos Earth Fund.
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Today, I’m thrilled to announce I am launching the Bezos Earth Fund. Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share. This global initiative will fund scientists, activists, NGOs — any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world. We can save Earth. It’s going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organizations, and individuals. I’m committing $10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer. Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let’s protect it, together. – Jeff