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New York (CNN Business)Jeff Bezos, the Amazon (AMZN) founder and world's wealthiest man, said Tuesday after flying to the edge of space that he planned to award $100 million each to CNN contributor Van Jones and chef José Andrés.

Bezos said that Jones and Andres were free to do "what they want" with the money.
"They can give it all to their own charity," Bezos said at a press conference after his trip to space. "Or they can share the wealth. It is up to them."

The money, Bezos said, was tied to a "surprise" philanthropic initiative he wanted to announce called the Courage and Civility Award.

The award aims to honor those who have "demonstrated courage" and tried to be a unifier in a divisive world, Bezos added.
"We need unifiers and not vilifiers," Bezos said. "We need people who argue hard and act hard for what they believe. But they do that always with civility and never ad hominem attacks. Unfortunately, we live in a world where this is too often not the case. But we do have role models."

Jones, accepting the award, said that "sometimes dreams come true."
"You bet on me and I appreciate it," Jones told Bezos, later adding that it was money for him to "give to others who have a similar spirit."

Andrés, who has poured his efforts into feeding those in need around the world, said that the award itself "cannot feed the world on its own."
"But," Andrés added, "this is a start of a new chapter for us."
Anderson Cooper, who was anchoring CNN's special coverage on Tuesday, said on-air after Bezos announced the award that it was "quite a surprise."

"None of us knew anything about it," Cooper said.
The philanthropic initiative from Bezos comes as he and fellow billionaires such as Richard Branson, the Virgin Galactic investor, face criticism for spending their wealth on space tourism. Bezos has previously been criticized for not contributing more to philanthropy, but has donated billions of dollars in recent years to causes including climate change and food banks.

Critics have said that the world's richest people should work to improve the conditions for people here on Earth, instead of flying off into space. Bezos and supporters of the space programs, however, have countered that both are possible.

"Well, I say they're largely right. We have to do both," he said in an interview with CNN Monday. "You know, we have lots of problems here and now on Earth and we need to work on those, and we always need to look to the future. We've always done that as a species, as a civilization. We have to do both."


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Bezos donates 100milly to van jones and jose andres [View all] , mikediggz, Wed Jul-21-21 10:53 AM
Subject Author Message Date ID
Van Jones ex-wife is mad as fuck
Jul 21st 2021
lmao fuming
Jul 21st 2021
Jeff basically just lined Van Jones up
Jul 21st 2021
Bezos is trash.
Jul 21st 2021
He's trying to make sure Nooooobody writes a bad story about
Jul 21st 2021
its not going to work. so many journalists are hip to the PR game
Jul 21st 2021
Bezos became president of the United States in that moment (c) Van
Jul 21st 2021
Jul 21st 2021
Jul 22nd 2021
Does this also shift a significant tax burden to them? or no?
Jul 21st 2021
it sounds like he's giving them cash
Jul 21st 2021
oh ok I see
Jul 21st 2021
lmao.. I doubt this is some Oprah gives you a car
Jul 21st 2021
Jul 21st 2021
Bout to see Van Jones driving a fleet of electric Lamborghini Uruses...
Jul 21st 2021
im actually pretty curious to see what van does now...
Jul 21st 2021
This is some grim, feudal shit
Jul 21st 2021
fk that altruistic sht
Jul 21st 2021
Bezos is obnoxious and Van is now his pet Negro. SMH.
Jul 21st 2021
Van finessed this man out of $100 Mill. I’m impressed.
Jul 21st 2021
Damn, that's a lot of 2-day shipping.
Jul 21st 2021
Don’t care for the other two but Jose Andres is a good dude
Jul 21st 2021
Did Van thank the customers yet?
Jul 21st 2021
We’ll always have The Green Collar Economy
Jul 22nd 2021
If Van Jones kissed all that White Ass to get his hands on that purse st...
Jul 22nd 2021
Mr. Bezos if you're reading this can you umm...hook a brotha up?
Jul 22nd 2021
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