World’s wealthiest man Jeff Bezos finally tops list of America’s biggest philanthropists

He became the world’s richest man last year and, finally, America’s biggest philanthropist.

Amazon AMZN, +0.75% founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos topped the list of the country’s top 50 donors to charity in 2018, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, a magazine that covers nonprofits.

Despite his estimated $134.7 billion wealth, Bezos and his wife had never before appeared on the list of top donors, said Chronicle staff writer Maria Di Mento. After years of relative silence about their charitable efforts, they claimed the top spot after announcing a $2 billion pledge to fight homelessness and improve preschool education.

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