Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, also the world’s richest person, has announced that he has donated $98.5 million to 32 organisations across 23 states of the USA to help homeless families.
Now, normally that’s a good thing. However, as pointed out by Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party in the UK, that’s 0.09% of his entire wealth.
That’s 0.09% of your net worth.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 24, 2019
Just pay your taxes. https://t.co/KEke1NUE8E
Corbyn’s tweet has also prompted a multitude of other Twitter users to criticise one of the world’s richest men on giving back peanuts to the society.
Jeff Bezos makes $60,000 every 24 seconds.— Sergio Síano 🆘 (@siano4progress) November 25, 2019
Every 24 seconds, he adds a living wage to his bank account.
Every second, he makes enough money to feed hundreds of homeless people.
#JeffBezos gave $98 million to homeless organizations (which I’m sure are corrupt ones). His donation— Charolette (@exhale_chaos) November 26, 2019
Is the equivalent of someone giving $45 if they make $50,000 a year. Plus he doesn’t pay any taxes.
Avoids billions in TAX, but gives 90odd million to charity.— Martin Linklater (@fizzychicken) November 25, 2019
He taketh the piss. #JeffBezos
Next time I drop a $1 in a homeless person’s cup I’m gonna need a big media PR campaign that talks about how much of a philanthropist I am. #JeffBezos #halfasscharity— Jordan (@ChikooSlim) November 25, 2019
Somewhere in here is #JeffBezos needle of charitable donation… #mondaythoughts pic.twitter.com/8A0iPfhQq9— Matt Smith (@thewy003) November 25, 2019
#jeffbezos can only give millions to charities because he pays fuckall tax and pays his staff poorly. If he paid proper tax and paid his staff better sure he’d have to scrape by on a few million a year but I’m sure everyone would be better off.— James (@StarmanJames) November 25, 2019
If you made $50,000 per year this is the equivalent of giving away $45. pic.twitter.com/yBAeL7ExRV— Eat The Rich (@EatTheRichPod) November 23, 2019
Jeff Bezos could buy a $150,000 house for every homeless person in America and still have almost $20 BILLION in personal wealth— Carl Gibson (@crgibs) November 23, 2019
1% tax he’d owe 1.5B— procint – solidarity #YPJ #YPG (@therepubliccan1) November 23, 2019
Look, $98 million is undoubtedly a massive amount to pay for charity, but not when your net worth is about $110 billion.