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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Amazon Gets More Serious About Charity

As recently as last year, Amazon was responding to inquiries about how it gave back by saying things like, “if we do our job right, our greatest contribution to the good of society will come from our core business activities...." With the launch of its new AmazonSmile program, however, the world’s largest online retailer can now say it is giving back by doing something more than just looking out for its bottom line.
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Tech Billionaires Shell Out Big in Marriage Equality Fight

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.

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