Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and now the second richest man on earth, is just getting started on philanthropy. Most of his giving comes through the foundation run by his parents, which he has endowed with Amazon stock. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle has been their favorite recipient thus far, through gifts totaling about $65 million. Immunotherapy, bone-marrow transplantation, and study of cancers sparked by exposure to germs have been particular focuses of the Bezos cancer gifts.
- Seattle Times report on latest gift, seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/hutch-receives-35-million-donation-largest-ever-from-bezos-family/