Former President Barack Obama’s non-public basis introduced on Monday that it had been promised a donation of $100 million from the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

The reward, the most important but for the Obama Foundation, was one in a collection of splashy donations by Mr. Bezos, one of many world’s richest males, in current months. Last week, Mr. Bezos introduced $96.2 million in grants to teams working to finish household homelessness.

Since stepping down as chief government of Amazon in July, Mr. Bezos has considerably raised his profile as a philanthropist, along with touring to area on a ship made by his rocket firm, Blue Origin.

In return for the donation, Mr. Bezos requested {that a} plaza on the Obama Presidential Center be named for the civil rights chief John Lewis, who died final 12 months. The basis broke floor on the middle, which is able to embrace Mr. Obama’s presidential library, a museum, an athletic middle and extra, earlier this 12 months.

“Freedom fighters deserve a special place in the pantheon of heroes, and I can’t think of a more fitting person to honor with this gift than John Lewis, a great American leader and a man of extraordinary decency and courage,” Mr. Bezos mentioned in an announcement launched by the Obama Foundation. “I’m thrilled to support President and Mrs. Obama and their foundation in its mission to train and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.”

News of the reward was earlier reported by the net information group Puck.

It was neither Mr. Bezos’ largest reward in current months nor his first brush with Mr. Obama’s orbit. In September, Mr. Bezos, standing alongside John Kerry, Mr. Obama’s former secretary of state, pledged $1 billion by way of his Bezos Earth Fund for conservation.


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