Makena's Newest Resident Finds Ways to Give Back

Jeff Bezos Maui

Several news outlets on Maui have recently reported on several significant donations to local nonprofits from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The list of known organizations benefitting from these donations include the Hawaii Land Trust, Grow Some Good, and Habitat for Humanity.  

The timing of these reports follows other whispers that he recently purchased a home in Makena after having spent some time with Oprah at her property during the pandemic last year. While Bezos had drawn some criticism before the last few years for his lack of philanthropic contributions relative to his peers such as Bill Gates, it seems that since stepping down as the CEO of Amazon he’s been looking for ways to contribute at…

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