Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change, Planet's 'Biggest Threat'

Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change, Planet's 'Biggest Threat'

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Monday he is committing $10 billion to fight climate change, which he calls "the biggest threat to our planet."

Bezos says the funds will go toward the creation of the Bezos Earth Fund.

"This global initiative will fund scientists, activists, NGOs — any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world," he writes in an Instagram post. "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."


Bezos is the richest person in the world, according to Forbes, which puts his net worth at $126.9 billion.


The world's second wealthiest person, Bill Gates, who Forbes says trails Bezos by $14.5 billion, is also making the climate crisis a philanthropic priority.

 


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