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Jeff Bezos Donated $98 Million To Charity And People Are Upset About It

Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, worth over $108 billion dollars. He and Bill Gates general pass that particular baton back and forth, seeming to feel no shame at all about hoarding so much wealth. Amazon is worth $800 billion, according to CNBC, and in 2018 the company received a tax refund of $129 million with tax credits and deductions.

Both Gates, Bezos, and other billionaires often give money to charity to assuage their consciences or for PR buzz. They also dodge paying their fair share of taxes, which means middle class and lower-income people get hit harder, and public services fail because they’re improperly funded.

That’s why we even need all these charities! But we’ve reached a point in history where people are sick of it. Bezos announced that he’d be distributing $98.5 million to 32 organizations through his Bezos Day One Fund, to 23 states helping homeless families. The donations would range from $1.25 million to $5 million, according to Forbes. This is about what he gives every year. This year, however, folks quickly pointed out what was wrong with this picture:

And if Bezos paid an appropriate amount in taxes, that money could go towards subsidized housing, mental health services, and treatment for drug addiction. A million dollars in a state is a band-aid on a gushing wound.

Weirdly, there are always people defending Jeff Bezos, even though he doesn’t think or care about them, they will never be friends, and if they had a job at an Amazon warehouse they wouldn’t be allowed pee breaks:

Maybe folks think they’re a day away from becoming the next Bezos, and they don’t want anyone to criticize how they spend their hypothetical billions. Well, let me clear that up for you: you will never see even a fraction of the wealth that Bezos spends every year on take-out.