Ex-wife of Amazon founder pledges half her $37 billion fortune to charity


(WFLA/CNN) – The richest man in the world’s ex-wife is pledging to give away at least $18 billion. 

That’s the initiative launched in 2010 by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates, that encourages the world’s richest people to give away most of their wealth. 

The pledge doesn’t specify a time-frame to spread the wealth. It allows a lifetime or beyond as money can be given away in wills. 

Bezos wrote in a letter she will be thoughtful in her philanthropy and will quote “Keep at it until the safe is empty.”

Her net worth is estimated at more than 36 million dollars. 

Her ex-husband, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is estimated to be worth about $114 billion but he has not signed the pledge. 

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