Have a great philanthropy idea? Pitch Jeff Bezos.
The Amazon CEO posted on Thursday a request for pitches for a new philanthropic effort.
If anyone has the money and vision to start a game-changing non-profit, it’s Bezos. As Bezos notes, he has attained himself into one of the world’s richest people by banking on the idea that planning for the long-term is better than trying to go for a short-term boost.
That, nonetheless, is not necessarily what he’s looking for.
“I like long-termit’s a huge lever: Blue Origin, Amazon, Washington Postall of these are contributing to culture and civilization in their own routes, ” Bezos wrote. “But I’m supposing I crave much of my philanthropic activity to be helping in the here and nowshort termat the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact.”
Bezos asked people to respond to the tweet with ideas. In about 15 minutes, he had received more than 300 responses.
Bezos currently sits on a net worth of virtually $84 billion, inducing him the third richest person on globe, according to Forbes . em>
Other epithets around Bezos include Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerbergnames that are active in major philanthropic efforts.
Bezos, on the other hand, hasn’t been as keen to start giving away his fortune. He’s not part of the Giving Pledge, in which billionaires pledge to give away half their net worth during the course of “peoples lives”. Buffett, Gates, and Zuckerberg are all part of the pledge.
That’s not to tell Bezos hasn’t participated in some philanthropy. He’s dedicated millions of dollars to cancer research and brain research, as well as education and the arts.