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https://nypost.com/2019/01/26/jeff-bezos-gives-a-pitiful-amount-of-his-160b-fortune-to-charity/

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has given only a tiny fraction of his $160 billion fortune to philanthropic causes, falling far behind fellow billionaires such as Bill and Melinda Gates and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, public records show.

Although Bezos, 55, and his estranged wife MacKenzie recently pledged $2 billion to a new charitable initiative, their previous giving amounts to a total of just over $145 million or .0906 percent — far less than one percent — of their net worth. Out of $100,000, that would be like spending $90.06 on charity.

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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 11:18:08 AM »
This is probably a good thing, for now. Whenever we hear about some new effort from the Gates organization, it’s usually funding some leftist cause. I don’t see Bezos being much different, politically.
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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 12:45:49 PM »
This is probably a good thing, for now. Whenever we hear about some new effort from the Gates organization, it’s usually funding some leftist cause. I don’t see Bezos being much different, politically.

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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 12:51:42 PM »
It's nobody's damn business what someone gives to charity.

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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 12:57:52 PM »
Does he owe it to charity or something? It's his money he can do what he wants.

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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 12:58:42 PM »
It's nobody's damn business what someone gives to charity.

That's my opinion as well.  Charity given for the publicity does not come from the heart.
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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 01:05:41 PM »
If you ask these scolds how much of their own income they donate to charity, you’ll grow old waiting for an answer. 

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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 01:18:33 PM »
Yeah, but there's no number on how much he gave his side piece, so that could really bump the percentage way up.

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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 01:21:43 PM »
If you ask these scolds how much of their own income they donate to charity, you’ll grow old waiting for an answer.

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I'm still waiting to hear about how much extra money they send to the Treasury at tax time, since they always say the wealthy are "undertaxed."  Uncle Sam would cheerfully accept any extra money his "subjects" decide to send, yet I have not heard of any extra paid by Warren Buffett or Ben Stein (both of whom claim the "rich" don't pay enough).
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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2019, 01:22:24 PM »
It's nobody's damn business what someone gives to charity.

No, it's nobody's business but his.   But it sure as hell isn't surprising... when you consider how stingy most leftie millionaires and billionaires are with their own damned money.... while spouting, spewing and advocating that "other Americans" have to pay more in taxes for ever-expanding social welfare schemes of the left.  Their hypocrisy on this is well documented.
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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2019, 01:24:02 PM »
Yeah, but there's no number on how much he gave his side piece, so that could really bump the percentage way up.

Reminds me of something former Speaker Jim Wright said:  I give lots of money to charity!  I am my favorite charity!  (Paraphrased because I'm too lazy to Goggle it.)
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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2019, 01:26:03 PM »
No, it's nobody's business but his.   But it sure as hell isn't surprising... when you consider how stingy most leftie millionaires and billionaires are with their own damned money.... while spouting, spewing and advocating that "other Americans" have to pay more in taxes for ever-expanding social welfare schemes of the left.  Their hypocrisy on this is well documented.

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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2019, 01:26:35 PM »
Reminds me of something former Speaker Jim Wright said:  I give lots of money to charity!  I am my favorite charity!  (Paraphrased because I'm too lazy to Goggle it.)

Plus, he's giving his former main piece 50%.

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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2019, 01:30:16 PM »
Maybe he waiting until the end of his life to give to charity.
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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 01:31:28 PM »
Plus, he's giving his former main piece 50%.

I'd say she earned every penny of it. :whistle:
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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 01:33:06 PM »
Maybe he waiting until the end of his life to give to charity.

Which .... may come sooner than he expected it to now.   :2popcorn:
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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2019, 01:33:53 PM »
I'd say she earned every penny of it. :whistle:

A penny a piece?   888mouth
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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2019, 01:58:30 PM »
https://nypost.com/2019/01/26/jeff-bezos-gives-a-pitiful-amount-of-his-160b-fortune-to-charity/

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has given only a tiny fraction of his $160 billion fortune to philanthropic causes, falling far behind fellow billionaires such as Bill and Melinda Gates and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, public records show.

Although Bezos, 55, and his estranged wife MacKenzie recently pledged $2 billion to a new charitable initiative, their previous giving amounts to a total of just over $145 million or .0906 percent — far less than one percent — of their net worth. Out of $100,000, that would be like spending $90.06 on charity.

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Only in the world of socialist MSM is $145M a pitiful amount of money.
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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2019, 04:10:06 PM »
It's nobody's damn business what someone gives to charity.
Exactly. It is his money, to do with as he chooses.

Whose business is it but his?

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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2019, 04:13:13 PM »
Sheesh!

Who else here (or 'there') gave away $145,000,000.00 to charity?

Much less $2,000,000,000.00?

Ungrateful harpies.
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Re: Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2019, 05:37:12 PM »
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I'm still waiting to hear about how much extra money they send to the Treasury at tax time, since they always say the wealthy are "undertaxed."  Uncle Sam would cheerfully accept any extra money his "subjects" decide to send, yet I have not heard of any extra paid by Warren Buffett or Ben Stein (both of whom claim the "rich" don't pay enough).

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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2019, 05:41:37 PM »
@Cyber Liberty

I suggested just that to a Twitter screamer and got blocked the next second.

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« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2019, 05:43:04 PM »
Success can taste so sweet!  Excellent, @QueenCatofAragon!

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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2019, 05:48:41 PM »
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