Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world by an astronomical margin. The wealth that Bezos has amassed hasn't come without controversy, as many critics point to poor working conditions at his facilities while others say he doesn't do enough for the public good. It seems that Bezos is attempting to quell that chatter as he announced the launch of the Day One Fund in order to start preschools and assist homeless families.
The fund will help organizations and shelters provide services for homeless families and will put money toward building a network of free Montessori-like schools for underprivileged communities. “If our own great-grandchildren don’t have lives better than ours, something has gone very wrong,” said Bezos in a statement shared on Twitter. Last year, Bezos said that he wanted to use philanthropy to help solve society's issues in the "here and now."