Jeff Bezos Awards Dolly Parton $100 Million Dollars

Jeff Bezos Awards Dolly Parton $100 Million Dollars

$100 million dollars may seem like a huge amount of money to some, but it’s pocket change to Jeff Bezos. That shouldn’t take away from his recent gesture to Dolly Parton, though.

As part of his yearly initative, the Amazon boss awarded the singer with his Courage and Charities Award. He was full of praise for Parton, describing her as somebody who “leads with heart”.

As indicated by Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sánchez, who handed over the award to Parton on the night, the award “recognizes leaders who aim high, find solutions, and always do it with civility.”

Parton is well recognized for her charitable work. Her most high-profile project is the Dollywood Foundation, which was created in April 1988 which began by offering scholarships to high school students. Its main goal is support young people through education. Bezos praised all “she’s done for kids, literacy, and so many other things.”

Parton won’t be able to use the funds personally, she will be able to send them to her chosen charity.

After accepting the award, Parton explained the motives behind her charitable work: “When people are in a position to help, you should help. I know that I’ve always said, I try to put my money where my heart is. And I think you do the same thing. I will do my best to do good things with this money”