By Alan Murray and David Meyer
May 29, 2019

Good morning.

MacKenzie Bezos found a great way to upstage her ex: signing the “Giving Pledge,” which is a promise to give away half her wealth to good causes while living. Jeff Bezos hasn’t signed.

That’s not to say Bezos hasn’t made big charitable giveaways. Business Insider published a list of some that have been publicly disclosed. But for the richest man in the world—at an estimated $114 billion—they seem a bit stingy. Meanwhile, the No. 2 and No. 3 on the billionaires list—Bill Gates and Warren Buffett—have both signed the pledge; in fact, they started it along with Melinda Gates.

Worth noting that Gates’ generosity blossomed after his showdown with government antitrust authorities. Is Bezos waiting for the same? Might be good for business, as well as for the world, if he jumps on this bandwagon sooner rather than later.

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Alan Murray


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