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But in the world of ultra-rich tech philanthropists, it's roughly on par with other do-gooding efforts. The 2$ billion pledged by Bezos will be used to finance two separate funds to be created. Almost 200 people from 22 countries have signed on, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla's Elon Musk, Carl Icahn, T. Boone Pickens and Ted Turner. We'll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon. "It's also the social norms that protect us".

Jeff Bezos' donation of $2 billion to his newly announced charitable fund clearly isn't chump change.

Bezos solicited ideas on Twitter previous year for ways to donate some of his wealth.

In coming to his decision on what areas to pursue, he said on Twitter Thursday that he wanted to continue finding ways to improve society from one generation to the next. Amazon has said Sanders' statements about the company were "inaccurate and misleading".

"The Bezos Family Foundation - and Jeff obviously has a role in that - has been engaged with early learning initiatives for years now", Burgess said, adding that it could only help the political momentum toward universal pre-K, as Seattle's preschool program is also once again on the ballot in November.

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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. "This is good. I am glad I am getting scrutinized, '" he said.

"But it is really unsafe to demonise the media". It's risky to call the media low-lifes. "It's risky to call the media lowlifes".

Mr Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post newspaper, warned on Thursday (Sept 13) that President Donald Trump's attacks on the media are risky for the country. The child will be the customer. Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession.

The pair have form, with Trump last December complaining that the US Postal Service's pricing policies were helping to make the likes to Amazon richer. "We're going to be scientific when we can be, and we're going to use heart and intuition when we have to".

But even though Bezos was mum on headquarters news, he did perhaps reveal some insight into his decision-making process as he explained how he chose to commit $2 billion in charity to help homeless families and boost early childhood education.