New York (EFE).- The founder of AmazonJeff Bezos assured US broadcaster CNN that he plans to donate most of his $124 billion estate throughout his life to fight the climate crisis and combat deep social and political divisions in the world. world.
It is the first time that the businessman has made this statement, although he did not give details on how he intends to use his fortune in pursuit of the goals he has set for himself.
Bezos, considered the fourth richest person in the world according to Forbes magazine, has so far spent $10 trillion over the past decade on his environmental protection foundation, which accounts for around 8% of its capital current.
In the interview with CNN, he pointed out that philanthropic work takes a lot of effort and assured, “There are a lot of ways that I think you can also do ineffective things, so you have to think carefully and have brilliant people on the team.”
Given the current economic situation, with many analysts warning of the possibility of a recession in the short to medium term, Bezos recommended that small businesses and individuals in general avoid taking risks at this time and that if they are planning to make a major purchase, wait a bit.
“The economy right now doesn’t seem to be doing very well, things are slowing down, we’re seeing layoffs in a lot of sectors, probability says if we’re not in a recession right now, we’ll be in very soon so my advice to small businesses is don’t take any risks now,” he said.