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Topic Reading-Vol.2874-2/23/2020

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2020/02/23 Topic Reading-Vol.2874-2/23/2020

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Jeff Bezos: World’s richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change

The founder and chief executive officer of the world’s largest online sales, internet company by revenue, and AI assistance provider, Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is known to many in the world. As Amazon’s market capitalization reaches one trillion US dollars, his net worth exceeds 120 billion. Now, he is named the richest man on Earth.

So, what does he do with that much money? As he’s only 56 this year, there are many things he can do. So far, besides Amazon, he founded Blue Origin, the aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company and bought The Washington Post, the major American newspaper, neither of which is an environmental or philanthropic organization. So, he’s been criticized for not being generous to others or conscious of the environment.

Now, he pledged 10 billion dollars to help preserve and protect the natural world by exploring new ways of fighting the impact of climate change.

10 billion dollars to start a fund for a philanthropic cause! It is surely a huge amount of money and if it is well invested and used, it’ll help save the environment a lot.

In the meanwhile, the new fund represents about 8% of his wealth. What will he do with the rest of his money?

Enjoy reading the article and think about what he is interested or expected to do the next.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51539321

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