Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon Inc, who is the richest person on earth with a net worth of $210.5 billion, according to Forbes, donates $200 million to Smithsonian Museum. It is the largest donation made since it was first founded. Bezos contributed $170 million to build new education complex, and $70 million to renovate air and space museum.
“Every child is born with great potential, and it’s inspiration that unlocks that potential,” Bezos said upon announcing the donation. “My love affair with science, invention and space did that for me, and I hope this gift does that for others,” he later added.
The new education complex, which will be named after Jeff Bezos, will include programs and activities like science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
“This historic gift will help the Smithsonian achieve its goal of reaching every classroom in America by creating a world-class learning center with access and inspiration at its heart,” said the Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch.