"Murmurs went through the room": Jeff Bezos’ donation causes amazement

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“Murmur went through the room”
Jeff Bezos’ donation causes amazement

Celebrities and the super-rich clash at a weekend charity event in Los Angeles. Multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos is also present, with his $ 500,000 donation the Amazon boss causes astonishment.

Amazon founder and multibillionaire Jeff Bezos attended the “Baby 2 Baby” charity gala in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, US news anchor Lauren Sánchez. With his 500,000 dollar donation (the equivalent of around 440,000 euros), he is said to have caused astonishment at the event over the weekend, as reported by the US celebrity portal “Page Six”.

“Everyone was waiting for him to donate something,” said one guest about the second richest man in the world, “but he didn’t do that.” It was only after another benefactor donated a million dollars that Bezos became active. After Bezos’ 500,000 dollar donation, a “murmur through the room” should have gone, the eyewitness continued.

The background to the astonishment: As the sheet calculates, Bezos is said to earn an estimated 142,667 dollars (125,640 euros) per minute. His total fortune is estimated at more than $ 204 billion. The 57-year-old earned more money in less than five minutes during the gala than he ultimately donated in the course of the evening.

Award for Vanessa Bryant

At the event, Vanessa Bryant was honored with the Giving Tree Award for her longstanding support for the charity. In a speech she paid tribute to her husband Kobe Bryant, who died in 2020 and was also a benefactor of the organization.

“I would like to thank my husband Kobe and my daughters Natalia, Gianna, Bianka and Capri,” said Bryant when accepting the award. “Without your love and support, I wouldn’t have the strength to be here tonight. I love you.” Gianna also died in the helicopter crash in January 2020 that killed the Lakers legend.

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Other prominent guests at the gala were Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Garner, Ciara, Nicole Richie and Mindy Kaling.

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