World’s third richest man, Jeff Bezos on Thursday turned to his 224,000 Twitter followers for inspiration on what causes he could support, with his money.
“I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now – short term – at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact,” Bezos, one of the world’s richest people with a net worth of more than $76 billion (59.54 billion pounds), said in a Twitter post.
“If you have ideas, just reply to this tweet with the idea (and if you think this approach is wrong, would love to hear that too.)”
The request appeared to signal a shift in how Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com approaches philanthropy.
He has largely put his Amazon fortune towards space exploration through his company Blue Origin. He has also supported the Bezos Family Foundation run by his parents.
Here is his full tweet;
Request for ideas… pic.twitter.com/j6D68mhseL
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) June 15, 2017