Bezos: Amazon HQ2 decision will be made by end of the year

“Never have I been more comfortable at an Amazon board meeting!” he wrote on Instagram

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, is to launch a philanthropic fund with a $2 billion initial commitment to help homeless families and set up nursery schools in deprived areas.

The Day 1 Families Fund will issue annual leadership awards to organizations and civic groups doing compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter and hunger support to address the immediate needs of young families.

Many on Twitter, however, did not hurry to heap praise on Bezos' new endeavor, pointing out Amazon's practices of underpaying its workers and forcing employees to work in stuffy warehouses without air conditioning.

And US Senator Bernie Sanders has criticised working conditions in Amazon warehouses. The Amazon boss and his wife, who have four children, both serve on the foundation's board directors. Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession.

The fund will also seek to launch and operate "a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities", he wrote.

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Helping the homeless has also been a focus for Amazon.

Bezos asked for suggestions for philanthropic focuses in a tweet past year. At the time, he said that he was interested in funding projects to help people at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact. Bezos offered no hint of his leanings in the interview but said the company will announce a location this year.

The initiative will be called the Bezos Day One Fund, borrowing from Amazon's corporate mantra to approach tasks with the initiative of a startup's first day.

He has given $1.5 billion to Blue Origin, his company developing technology for space travel.

Bezos said Trump and other public figures should expect public and media scrutiny, which he called "healthy".

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"But it is really unsafe to demonise the media". Business innovators who invent products that empower, authors who write books that inspire, government officials who serve their communities, teachers, doctors, carpenters, entertainers who make us laugh and cry, parents who raise children who go on to live lives of courage and compassion, and many more.

The announcement marks a deeper foray into philanthropy for Bezos, whose fortune has soared to more than $160 billion thanks to his stake in Amazon.

The private non-profit foundation in its 2016 tax filing reported almost $46 million United States in assets, and giving away $30 million USA in grants support its missions in early education, K-12 schools reform and youth leadership development and scholarships.

Many were eager to hear any hint of where Bezos had made a decision to put Amazon's second headquarters, with multiple locations in the Washington region in contention.

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