When Jeff Bezos was in pyjamas at an Amazon board meeting

Bezos Amazon board visiting Washington but no headquarters announcement planned

Bezos Amazon board visiting Washington but no headquarters announcement planned

Many in the philanthropic sector say they're glad that the world's richest man was directing some of his largesse a little closer to home. The wealth that Bezos has amassed hasn't come without controversy, as many critics point to poor working conditions at his facilities while others say he doesn't do enough for the public good.

Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos is launching a $2 billion fund to help homeless families and build preschools in low-income communities.

The fund will be split between Day 1 Families Fund and Day 1 Academies Fund. "If our own great grandchildren don't have lives better than ours, something has gone very wrong". Amazon's Jeff Bezos attended a board meeting in pajamas to raise awareness about childhood cancer, which is the second leading cause of death in the USA between kids aged 4 and 14.

"September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and each year Amazon partners with @ACCOrg to raise awareness of childhood cancer - second leading cause of death for kids in the U.S. between ages 4 and 14', he wrote in an Instagram post shared".

Employees at Amazon followed Jeff Bezos example and also started 'PJammin'.

"I'm thinking I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now-short term-at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact", he wrote at the time.

His private ownership of The Washington Post, which has published articles critical of the White House, has also put him at odds with US President Donald Trump.

"We're hoping that local, state and federal governments see this as a call to invest more in preschool and childcare", he said.

He said he was supporting "American democracy through stewardship of the Washington Post" and pointed to the contributions he has given to cancer research, marriage equality and college scholarships for immigrant students.

"The media", Bezos added, "is going to be fine. We're going to push through this". "The secret sauce of Amazon - the number one thing that has made us successful has by far is obsessive, compulsive focus on the customer".

Bezos, with an estimated fortune of more than $160 billion, is now the world's wealthiest man, according to Forbes. Bezos calls the endeavor a blend of business and charitable work and hopes that one day we can move industrial activities off Earth, preserving it as a place to live and do less harmful activities. "Jeff Bezos is our enemy, he is our enemy", Sawant said before the council voted.

Bezos said early childhood education is a critical area and that "the money spent there is going to pay big dividends for decades".

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