Jeff Bezos topped U.S. philanthropy in 2018

The world’s wealthiest man, Jeff Bezos, gave away the most money in the United States for the first time last year.

Amazon founder Bezos and ex-wife-to-be MacKenzie topped charitable giving in 2018 with $2 billion, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, which released its annual list this month. In September, the couple launched the $2 billion Bezos Day One Fund, which will focus on two areas: giving to existing nonprofits that help the homeless, and creating new preschools in low-income communities.

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