Jeff Bezos Awards $100 Million to Jaleo Owner and Chef José Andrés

Disney itself works to make an impact on the world through programs like its Conservation Fund, among others.

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However, other individuals who are affiliated with Disney also work hard to change the way others live through their contributions. And, some of these people are being honored with a surprise donation!

CNN has reported the Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and world’s wealthiest man, is planning to donate $100 million each to chef José Andrés and CNN contributor Van Jones. Bezos has stated that both men are able to do whatever they’d like with the money, whether that’s sharing it with their family or donating it to charity.


Bezos calls this surprise gesture a move towards the philanthropic “Courage and Civility Award,” where recipients will be those who have “demonstrated courage” and tried to be “unifiers and not vilifiers” in the world.


You might recognize Andrés’ name as the founder of Jaleo in Disney Springs. But, he also has contributed to feeding the hungry around the world as part of his efforts. While he has noted that the award “cannot feed the world on its own,” Andrés remains hopeful that “this is a start of a new chapter for us.”

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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