Bezos Gives “Surprise” $100 Million Each To Van Jones And Chef Jose Andres For Their Civility

  • Jeff Bezos said after rocketing to the edge of space that he was going to award $100 million each to CNN contributor Van Jones and chef José Andrés.
  • Bezos says the money is tied to a “surprise” philanthropic initiative that he is calling the “Courage and Civility Award”.
  • “They can give it all to their own charity,” Bezos said at a press conference after his space jaunt. “Or they can share the wealth. It is up to them.”

Oliver Darcy from CNN Business writes:

“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…”

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