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    Why Did Jeff Bezos Give 100 Million Dollars To Dolly Parton?

    Jeff Bezos, the founder of the global company Amazon just gave Dolly Parton a hundred million dollars. But let us first know a little bit more about Bezos and Dolly Parton first. Jeffrey Preston Bezos, is currently the fourth richest person in the world. According to Forbes, he was the wealthiest person from 2017 to 2021.

    Dolly Parton is one of the very famous singers in America. She is a singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She is mostly famous for her work in country music but also conquered the world of pop music releasing hits. Parton has also starred in a lot of Hollywood movies including ‘Steel Magnolias’, ‘Christmas on the Square’ and more.

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    Why Jeff Bezos Gave $100 Million Prize To Dolly Parton?

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife Lauren Sanchez has an annual distribution of ‘The Courage and Civility Award’, which started in 2021. This award is presented to one person every year for them to distribute to other non-profit organizations of their choice. The award comes with a ten-year timeline in which the funds have to be distributed.

    This year, the award has been given to Dolly Parton, the country music singer, to aid to her charitable efforts. The news was given by Bezos on his social media through a video, shared with his wife Lauren. We can see Bezos saying “What she’s done for kids, for illiteracy and so many other things is just incredible. It is my great honor to welcome the 2022 Courage and Civility recipient up on stage. Dolly Parton”

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    How Did Dolly Parton React To The Gift?

    “Did you say 100 million dollars?” Parton reacted after she received the honor. Urging a cheering audience, the country music singer addressed that people who are in a position to help should help the ones in need. “I’m going to try to do my best to do good things with this money. Thank you, Jeff” vowed Parton.

    According to Los Angeles Times, Sanchez said the award “recognizes leaders who aim high, find solutions and who always do it with civility.”

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