Jeff Bezos donates $100 million to Barack Obama

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WASHINGTON — Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to the Obama Presidential Foundation, its biggest individual contribution to date, the foundation announced on Monday.

As part of the deal, Bezos, one of the richest people in the world, asked for the plaza in the Obama Presidential Center to be named for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights icon who died in 2020.

The gift is also intended to, according to the foundation, “help expand the scope of programming that reaches emerging leaders in the United States and around the world.”

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