One of the world’s richest men, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he wants to give most of his fortune to charities that can ‘fight climate change’
Jeff Bezos, 58, has pledged to give away the majority of his £110 billion fortune to climate charities.
He said he wanted to support people who can unify humanity and heal deep social and political divisions.
He confirmed that he will donate most of his wealth during his lifetime.
In an interview with CNN beside his partner Lauren Sanchez, the businessman said they are “building the capacity to be able to give away this money”.
Mr Bezos said: ‘the hard part is figuring out how to do it in a levered way. It’s not easy, building Amazon was not easy.
“It took a lot of hard work, a bunch of very smart teammates and I’m finding that philanthropy is very similar – it’s not easy, it’s very hard.
“We are building the capacity to being able to give away this money. There are bunches of ways that I think you could do ineffective things, too.
“So you have to think about it carefully and you have to have brilliant people on the team.”
Mr Bezos declined to say exactly how much he would be giving away, or where it is specifically going to be spent.