Jeff Bezos has recently made a massive contribution in the effort to help fight climate change, and that's not all he said in the announcement...
There's no denying that some people have too much wealth...And Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is most certainly one of those people.
But after some recent controversies...
via: GettyIt seems as though he is now focusing on making a more positive impact on the world by making donations towards fighting climate change. Keep scrolling for his full announcement...
Now, we all know that Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest man in the world.
via: GettyThe title all of us dream of one day acquiring, let's be honest!
For years now, Bezos has been topping the official list of our world's billionaires...
via: GettyThe only man close to matching Bezos' eye-watering net worth is Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, who is worth around $114 billion.
First thing's first... Where does Bezos' wealth come from?
via: GettyNobody is born with that kind of money, so where did it all start?
Bezos always held a huge passion for computers and went on to study computer science and electrical engineering at Princeton University.
via: GettyAfter graduating, Bezos spent some time working on Wall Street but, 4 years later in 1995, he quit to open his own online bookstore from his garage - Amazon.com.
The birth of Amazon.com changed everything for Bezos.
via: GettyThe initial success of the online store was staggering. Within the first thirty days, Amazon.com had sold books all across the United States, and across forty-five foreign countries.
And the online retailer only went from strength to strength.
via: GettyIn the mere years following from its launch, Amazon.com began stocking a wider variety of products, such as electronics, clothing, and toys, making it the number one online retailer.
It's yearly earnings kept multiplying...
via: GettyAnd, as of August this year, the company alone has been reported to be worth $1000B.
Bezos' success with Amazon is mind-blowing...
via: GettyAnd he didn't stop there. In 2013, Bezos revealed that he had purchased the Washington Post, which he has since made profitable with a revenue of over $100 million.
Bezos has also embarked on many ambitious quests in his career.
via: GettyIn May last year, he proudly unveiled Amazon's "Blue Moon", his very own lunar lander project which will hopefully "help man get onto the moon."
But, despite all of his success...
via: GettyBezos has faced a significant amount of controversy regarding his work ethics and spending habits.
It has been revealed that Bezos provides a shockingly low standard of working conditions for his employees.Over the last couple of years, more and more stories of Amazon workers being forced to work unethical hours for ridiculously low wages - as little as $10 an hour, in some instances - have been emerging.
Oh, and Amazon paid $0 in federal taxes in 2018.Despite the retailer being one of the most valuable companies in the world, and pulling in $232.9 billion in global revenue in 2018, they paid absolutely nothing in federal tax that year. Doesn't look great for the wealthiest man in the world, does it?
But, regardless of all the controversy surrounding the business tycoon...
via: GettyBezos still remains one of the most powerful men in the world, and a little tax evasion and unethical labor definitely won't be fazing him anytime soon.
He now has his sights focussed on something else entirely.
via: GettyRather than opting to listen to the demands of his workers, he is now turning his attention to the issue of climate change after announcing that he had just made his first $10 billion pledge.