Look! Up in the sky! Is that a giant dildo? Yes, it’s Jeff Bezos coming back to earth to save the planet! According to People, Jeff has decided that enough’s enough and is pledging to donate a small fraction of his fortune to tackle climate change in hopes we’ll just ignore the fact that he’s trying to resurrect the company towns of the previous century. Jeff recently announced that he has pledged $1 billion (he’s reportedly worth $194.5 billion) from The Bezos Earth Fund “in donations beginning now through the year 2030.” To put that into perspective, his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott has already parted with $8.5 billion of her personal $59 billion fortune in the past year alone. But then again, she can afford it. She’s not dating Lauren Sanchez, The Most Glamorous Woman in the World. The Universe in fact. Jeff went up there himself and checked!
According to People, Jeff would have us believe he spent the entire 10 minutes he was in space contemplating the fragility of our planet instead of absentmindedly touching himself and saying “whoa man, this is so cool!”
Jeff Bezos has pledged $1 billion towards conservation projects with an emphasis on the Congo Basin, tropical Andes, and the tropical Pacific Ocean.
The 57-year-old former Amazon CEO announced his plan on Monday to give $1 billion in donations beginning now through the year 2030 as a part of his $10 billion plan to tackle climate change.
Bezos — who has a net worth of $195.4 billion, making him the richest man on the planet — revealed his organization Bezos Earth Fund has joined the international 30×30 Initiative to “protect and conserve 30 percent of land and sea by 2030.”
“Nature is our life support system and it’s fragile. I was reminded of this just this July when I went into space with Blue Origin. I’d heard that seeing the Earth from space changes one’s point of view of the world. But I was not prepared for just how much that would be true,” the entrepreneur said during a press conference, referring to being on the Blue Origin ship’s first space flight with humans on board on July 20.
Bezos’ commitments to climate change come amid Amazon’s annual sustainability report that revealed the company’s carbon emissions increased 19 percent in 2020. They also reported that their carbon intensity dropped 16 percent last year.
Since it’s not really his own money he’s donating, Jeff met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in New York to discuss Bezos Earth Fund’s role in the global fight against climate change. And he brought a plus one!
Here’s Jeff announcing the initiative and reminding us all that you don’t become the richest person in the world and nab the most glamorous woman in the universe without having the charisma of a cold bowl of oatmeal studded with what you hope are raisins.