Jeff Bezos donates $100million to Obama Foundation
● Jeff Bezos donates $100million to Obama Foundation
● Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has donated $100million United States dollars to the Obama Foundation in honour of John Lewis
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Jeff Bezos said the donation was in honour of Congressman John Lewis, who is also a hero of the United States civil rights movement in 1960s. He died late last year after a short illness.
His donation ro the foundation is said to be the biggest donation made by any individual in history. The former CEO of Amazon said civil rights activists deserve a special honour, and he cannot think of any other person than John Lewis.
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“Freedom fighters deserve a special place pantheon of heroes, and I can’t think of a more fighting person to honour with this gift than John Lewis, a great American leader and a man of extraordinary decency and courage. I’m thrilled to support President and Mrs Obama and their Foundation in its mission to train and inspire tomorrow’s leaders” he said.
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