By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
Amazon founder and second world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, has hinted on plans to give away most of his massive fortune.
Bezos, in a response to CNN’s journalist question on whether he planned to give most of his wealth away, said: “Yeah, I do.”
He told CNN that he and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, were building the capacity to be able to give away his money .
“We are building the capacity to be able to give away this money,” he said.
According to him, the money will go to causes that are dear to his heart. These include tackling climate change and supporting people who can unify humanity.
Jeff Bezos is the latest billionaire to make promises of giving away his massive fortune. While Warren Buffett and Bill Gates lead the world in support for philanthropic causes, Bezos has only given $2.4bn to philanthropic causes in his lifetime.
According to Forbes, his donations to charity is dwarfed by that of his ex-wife, Ms Scott, who has given away $12.8 bn of her money.