One of the highest-profile donations in the fight for marriage equslity was the $2.5 million check written by Seattle-based Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie last year. The donation was in support of Washington United for Marriage, the group that funded Referendum 74.
One of Worldreader's biggest donors to date is Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, who this past January made a pledge in the amount of $500,000. His gift will go a long toward boosting existing e-reader programs in countries such as Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, as well as supporting a new e-reader program in South Africa.
A new project led by the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) brings together a team of tech giants — including Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google founder Sergey Brin, and Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos — to create a mobile phone game that could lead to a cure for cancer.
What is it about billionaires and the brain? Unravelling the secrets of neuroscience has emerged as a major focus of a number of wealthy givers and, a few months ago, Jeff Bezos joined this crowd. Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, pledged $15 million last December to Princeton University to establish the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics in the university's Neuroscience Institute.