Jeff Bezos donated $100 million to Eva Longoria and the individual involved in the capture of Osama bin Laden.

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has selected the newest awardees for his Bezos Courage & Civility Award. Actress Eva Longoria and retired Admiral Bill McRaven will each be granted $50 million to allocate to charities of their choice, Bezos revealed on Friday.

Longoria, a veteran actress renowned for her role in the television series Desperate Housewives, is a staunch advocate and activist for the Latino community. McRaven, a retired four-star admiral, notably commanded the 2011 military operation resulting in the elimination of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the architect behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

"Twelve years ago, I established the Eva Longoria Foundation with the aim of ensuring that Latinos have equal access to the American Dream," stated Longoria. "I am deeply honored and excited about the opportunity to further expand this initiative and invest in enhancing opportunities for my community."

"I am profoundly grateful to receive this award from Lauren and Jeff," remarked McRaven in a statement, acknowledging Bezos' fiancée, Lauren Sánchez. "Their generous contribution will undoubtedly transform the lives of numerous veterans and their families. There is nothing more uplifting for those who have served than knowing that their sacrifices are acknowledged and genuinely valued."

The Bezos Courage & Civility Award, founded in 2021, aims to bolster individuals tackling the seemingly insurmountable challenges of our time.

Past honorees encompass activist and former television personality Van Jones, renowned chef José Andrés, and multifaceted entertainer Dolly Parton.

Leave a comment