Jeff Bezos lets Dolly Parton choose how to put $100M to excellent usage

Jeff Bezos called Dolly Parton the most recent recipient of his Courage and Civility award, handing the music legend $100 million to direct to any charities she picks.

“She gives with her heart. What she’s done for kids, and literacy, and so many other things, is just incredible,” Bezos, 58, stated in a video published on social networks.

“I’ve always said, I try to put my money where my heart is, and I think you do the same thing,” Parton stated in the video. “I will do my best to do good things with this money. Thank you Jeff.”

Parton, 76, has actually run a structure that’s dispersed books to kids internationally. A strong supporter of vaccination, she supported Moderna Inc.’s shot through a $1 million contribution to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for coronavirus research study.

Bezos has actually formerly granted $100 million each to chef Jose Andres, whose World Central Kitchen feeds individuals in disaster-stricken locations all over the world, and Van Jones, the creator of Dream.Org.

Bezos, the world’s fourth-richest individual with a $123.9 billion fortune, has actually increased his humanitarian efforts because stepping down as Inc.’s president in 2015. He’s focusing the majority of his attention on environment modification with his $10 billion Earth Fund and likewise revealed a $200 million present to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. 

The billionaire is likewise stated to be thinking about obtaining the the NFL’s Washington Commanders, potentially with music magnate Jay-Z as a financier.

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