Jeff Bezos.
Jeff Bezos.

Spend wealth to help the needy

SOAPBOX:

THEY say behind every great fortune lies a great crime.

In that case, I'd say it's awfully convenient just how powerful wealth can be.

Recent reports have revealed Jeff Bezos is on track to become a trillionaire by 2026 and in light of the virus crisis, this information becomes noticeably troubling.

Between Amazon deciding to revoke its hazard pay from workers after just two months to the reported deaths of employees, hearing that Bezos has allegedly made more than $34 billion during the outbreak is a hard pill to swallow.

You'd think if anyone could afford to pay staff for putting their lives on the line, it's the richest man in the world.

Obviously, I don't know Bezos personally, but when you look at the size of his bank account, you can't help but wonder why he wouldn't want to do good.

If you had enough money to end world hunger or cure any other trouble in the world while still satisfying your own pockets, isn't it a no-brainer?

They say there's no such thing as a selfless good deed but regardless of motive, I can't understand why he isn't at the forefront of social change.

Yesterday, I heard that Bezos could have spent $1 million a year since the Stone Age and still have $157 billion today.

"Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much."

Isn't that the truth.



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