Bezos: HQ2 Decision Coming By End of Year

14 September, 2018, 19:48 | Author: Sally Reid
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world by an astronomical margin.

Trump has repeatedly said without evidence that package deliveries by the US Postal Service for Amazon were costing the service money. "What the president should say is, 'This is right, I'm glad I'm being scrutinised.' That would be so secure and confident".

At a sold-out Economic Club of Washington event, Bezos did not give any hints of whether Arlington has a leg up on other locations. It's unsafe to call the media lowlifes. "It's risky to say they are the enemy of the people".

"If you're the president of the United States, you don't take that job thinking you're not going to be scrutinized", Bezos said, adding that he'd had "a couple of conversations" with Donald Trump, though he declined to elaborate. I used to deal with the Tamil Tiger press office, and they kidnapped me.

Even so, Amazon insisted it was "deeply committed" to tackling homelessness in Seattle and said it would continue to invest in local nonprofits that work with the homeless. "Most important of those will be genuine, intense customer obsession".

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"It is a mistake for any elected official to attack the media and journalists", he said. Previous to the creation of the Day One Fund, Bezos and his family had donated only $135 million to charities, including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a nonprofit providing scholarships for the children of parents who immigrated the USA illegally and most recently to a bi-partisan organization that gives campaign support to veterans running for political office.

Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are launching a $2-billion fund to help homeless families and create a network of nonprofit preschools in low-income communities. The Day 1 Academies Fund, meanwhile, "will launch and operate a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities". It was, he added, the most comfortable he had been at a board meeting of his enormous e-commerce company. "The child will be the customer", he wrote in his post.

Bezos made the announcement on Twitter a year after asking for ideas on how he could use his personal fortune - now estimated at more than $160 billion - for charitable efforts.

Earlier this month, US Democratic senator Bernie Sanders proposed a bill in Congress called the "Stop BEZOS" Act, which would make large corporations pay workers more or pay for public assistance programs such as Medicaid.

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