The Bezos Day One Fund will issue annual awards to organizations that are doing "compassionate, needle-moving work" to shelter and support the immediate needs of young families, the billionaire announced in a blog post Thursday.
The other component, called the "Day 1 Academies Fund," will create "and operate a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities", Bezos said.
He said: "We'll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon". "Most important of those will be genuine, intense customer obsession". The Amazon boss and his wife, who have four children, both serve on the foundation's board directors.
The Washington Posts top editor has said that Mr. Bezos has no involvement in its news coverage. "Jeff Bezos is our enemy, he is our enemy", Sawant said before the council voted.
Seattle, where Amazon has its headquarters, has been plagued by the rising number of homeless residents for the past several years.
'60 Minutes' producer Jeff Fager fired
Rhodes' action against Fager also exacerbated the longstanding tensions between " 60 Minutes " and the rest of the news division. News broke Wednesday afternoon that CBS terminated Fager's contract early because he had "violated company policy".
LeBron James congratulates Seattle Storm on WNBA title
Natasha Howard added a career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds while veteran Sue Bird had 10 points and 10 assists in the win. Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points for the Mystics. "We won this thing". "I packed really lightly", Collier said.
Lindsey Graham: Obama criticism of Trump bound to backfire
Obama even brought up Trump's refusal to stand up to white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama is also stepping up her political involvement ahead of the November midterm election.
Many Twitter users agreed with that reasoning. "If billionaires like Bezos were properly taxed then we wouldn't need billionaires like Bezos to sweep in and "rescue" people failed by our underfunded systems," one wrote.
Gates did not fully throw himself into philanthropy until he stepped down as CEO of Microsoft in 2000.
The private non-profit foundation in its 2016 tax filing reported almost $46 million U.S. in assets, and giving away $30 million USA in grants support its missions in early education, K-12 schools reform and youth leadership development and scholarships.
He said he did not know how much money he would eventually give away. 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.
What the New York Jets displayed on defense and special teams may have been even more encouraging for Darnold and his teammates. Coming off two straight 5-11 losing seasons isn't easy for the Jets but they are slowly building a contender for the future.
She later accused him of sexism, saying: "He's never taken a game from a man because they said "thief". Osaka revealed she was not quite coolness personified, though, saying: "I woke up and I was sweating".
Cavill ultimately starred as Superman in three films: Man of Steel , Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , and Justice League . According to The Hollywood Reporter , which cites anonymous sources, Cavill will no longer play Superman in future films.
The footage was filmed by several Middle Eastern news channel crews and one unnamed US broadcaster, the Defense Ministry said. An influx of displaced people has roughly doubled the Idlib region's population to around 2.9 million people in recent years.
Tesla shares have lost over 25 percent of their value since early August in the immediate wake of Musk's "funding secured" tweet . Other analysts are skeptical that Tesla can accelerate or even maintain this production pace long enough to be profitable.
Jerry Brown on Monday, the latest in a series of ambitious goals set by the state to combat the effects of climate change. Utility Pacific Gas & Electric said the law could raise customer bills and make the grid less reliable.
This newest Apple Watch has an accelerometer and gyroscope inside, both of which are now "next-generation" according to Williams. The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available directly from Apple , either at brick-and-mortar Apple Store locations or online.
EDT (0555 UTC) on September 10, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Hurricane Florence in infrared light. NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold also captured some incredible images of the storm from the windows of the space station.
Sober as the New York Times is in reporting Trump's latest big lie, it still represents in characterizing him how low we've sunk. But's important to understand, the number of people who died because of Maria did not suddenly jump from 64 to 2,975.
One is a pair of Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers that will work with the Nintendo Switch's enhanced NES games. Native voice chat was incorporated into the port of Fortnite , so we know it's at least possible with the Switch.
Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast. However, it was projected Wednesday that Florence would shift slightly to the south and possibly hit Georgia as well.
Primary Day: Voters Head To Polls Across New York State
On Monday, Nixon addressed the controversy over her cinnamon raisin bagel with lox and capers , calling it her go-to food choice. NY was holding primaries for governor and attorney general on Thursday, with polls set to close at 9:00 p.m.
Trend Micro: Sorry Our Mac Apps Collected Browser Histories
Antivirus vendor Trend Micro has apologized after its Mac apps were found collecting browser histories from people's computers. Notwithstanding the spyware nature of Adware Doctor, Wardle admitted that it actually removes adware from users' browsers.
Apple Unveils iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr
The iPhone Xs Max , which was designed with the largest battery ever used in an iPhone, will get 1.5 hours more. Yet while the iPhone updates were significant, another less heralded device, the Apple Watch , stole the show.
Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains
The Sweden Democrats have been championing closed borders for years and want to severely restrict immigration and integration. The Social Democrats represent one of just many far-right parties that have risen to prominence over the last few years.
US Military Gearing Up For Hurricane Florence
Trump tweeted Monday afternoon that the federal government was monitoring the storm and was ready to help. It was centered about 1,230 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving west at 13 mph.