Is Jeff Bezos Turning a Corner With His Giving?

He’s ruthless. He’s secretive. He’s worth $30 billion. He’s been accused of being tighter with his wealth than a lemonade stand—so much so that we recently named him one of the "six least generous" leaders in tech. But is all that about to change? Is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ready to begin giving away the big money?
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An Inside Look at the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may have gotten a slow start with his personal philanthropy, but he’s making up for lost time now. His biggest and most recent major gift has been $15 million to establish the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics, at Bezos’ alma mater Princeton University. This gift was announced just before Christmas, 2011.
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Making Sub-Saharan Readers: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Donates $500,000 for African Literacy

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.

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