World's richest person Jeff Bezos commits $2bn to help homeless, pre-schools
14 September, 2018, 19:46 | Author: Shawna Walton
Bezos has made headlines lately, promising $2 billion to fight homelessness and substandard preschool education after some bad publicity last week when Sen.
He said the cash will also provide funding to launch and operate "a network of high-quality, full-scholarship" pre-schools in "underserved communities".
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said his company "should be scrutinized" by the federal government but urged politicians not to "demonize" or "vilify" big businesses. "Most important of those will be genuine, intense customer obsession".
President Trump has not only repeatedly called out the Post for purveying fake news, but has long accused Amazon of avoiding taxes and incurring major loses to U.S. Postal Service's bottom line. In the summer of 2017, Bezos tweeted a request from the masses for philanthropic ideas "at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact". He said he was supporting "American democracy through stewardship of the Washington Post" and pointed to the contributions he has given to cancer research, marriage equality and college scholarships for immigrant students.
But Bezos said he did not see Amazon - which briefly hit $1 trillion in market value - as a monopoly, arguing that online sales still represent a small fraction of overall retail. "It's okay. It's part of the process", Bezos said.
Bezos thanked people for sending in suggestions about what he should spend money on.
Zuckerberg, 34, and his wife Priscilla Chan said in 2015 that they planned to give away 99 per cent of their Facebook stock.
"Another way we're raising awareness is through our special #GoGold boxes - you may receive one during September", he added. Zuckerberg's shares in the social network are now valued at about US$61 billion.
Mr Bezos has yet to join "The Giving Pledge" created by fellow billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, whose more than 180 signatories have promised to donate over half of their fortunes to philanthropy.
Michael Bloomberg, the owner of Bloomberg LP, parent of Bloomberg News, also is a signatory. While his and Amazon investors' wealth increases-and the company's market capitalization approaches $1 trillion-what makes the business so efficient is that relies on automation and low-priced labor. Amazon is designating 47,000 square feet of space at its new corporate office for a permanent Mary's Place shelter.
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Those were not needed during the response phase and were not distributed by the governor of Puerto Rico or FEMA for that reason'. They factored in many variables, including the departure of hundreds of thousands of island residents in the aftermath of Maria.
An estimated 250,000 more people from the northern Outer Banks were due to be sent to higher ground starting Tuesday at midday. A storm surge warning has been issued from South Santee River, SC, to Duck, NC, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
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Rainfall will accumulate near 2 feet in North Carolina. "We're going to stay tight and check on everybody", he said. Leaders of the states in the path of the storm have warned people all week to evacuate the most susceptible areas.
By evening, the storm was centered about 1,170 miles (1,880 km) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , the NHC said. Forecasts call for 25-38 cm of rain in the hardest-hit areas, possibly more if the storm stalls over land, as expected .
Almost 48,000 houses in those high-risk areas are made of light materials and vulnerable to Mangkhut's ferocious winds. Mangkhut has already passed over Guam where power outages and torrential wind and rain impacted the small island.
Schiller said that the iPhone XS is liquid proof against "even beer - this is some of the most fun test we get to do at Apple ". Apple said orders for the iPhone Xs and Xs Max will begin September 14, and the devices will ship beginning a week later.
Apple does not disclose specific revenues for most of the affected products, but the Apple Watch may be the biggest seller. Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't sound that concerned about the tariffs during the company's Q3 earnings call .
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But because these two senators are Republicans, activists are anxious that they will vote with their party to confirm Kavanaugh. It looks as though all Senate Republicans will vote to confirm, with Vice President Mike Pence available if needed as a backup.
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Rodgers then walked to the cart that took him up the Lambeau Field tunnel. "But then it tightened up there in the fourth quarter". An offensive-minded coach, Nagy had the aggressive Bears' offense pushing the Packers around the field in the first half.