● 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.
“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.
The former CEO has been making series of donations after his exit from Amazon. Weeks ago, he announced a $2billion support for Africa to fight its deforestation and climate change. Read that here Jeff Bezos pledges $2 billion for reforestation in Africa