Jeff Bezos Donating $100 Million to Obama Foundation-US News | The Epoch Times

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to the Obama Foundation, the largest individual contribution the Chicago-based nonprofit organization has received to date, the foundation announced on Nov. 22. Bezos, the second-richest person in the world, is making the multi-million dollar donation in honor of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who died in 2020, and to “help expand the scope of programming that reaches emerging leaders in the United States and around the world,” Courtney Williams, a spokesperson for the foundation, said in a statement. As part of the gift, Bezos has asked for the plaza at the Obama Presidential Center to be named the John Lewis Plaza. Lewis, a civil rights icon, died at the age of 80 on July 17, following a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer in December 2019. The longtime congressman from Atlanta was best known for the prominent role he had in the 1960s civil rights movement and actions to end legalized racial segregation …

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