Former President Barack Obama’s private foundation announced on Monday that it had made a promise to him. $100 million donation From Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.
The biggest gift ever for the Obama Foundation was one of a series of splashy donations made in recent months by one of the richest men in the world, Mr. Last week, Mr. Bezos announced he would donate $96.2 million to working groups. ending family homelessness.
In return for the donation, Mr. Bezos requested that a plaza in the Obama Presidential Center be named after him. civil rights leader John Lewisdied last year. The foundation laid the groundwork for the center earlier this year, which will include Obama’s presidential library, museum, sports center and more.
“Freedom fighters deserve a special place in the pantheon of heroes, and I can’t think of anyone more appropriate to honor this gift than John Lewis, a great American leader and a man of extraordinary integrity and courage.” He said in a statement released by the Obama Foundation. “I am excited to support President and Ms. Obama and their foundation in their mission to educate and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.”
The gift news was previously reported by the online newsgroup disk.
This was neither Mr. Bezos’ biggest gift in recent months nor his first contact with Mr. Obama’s orbit. In September, Mr. Bezos, alongside Mr. Obama’s former Secretary of State, John Kerry, committed $1 billion Through the Bezos World Fund for Conservation.