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Jeff Bezos donates $100 mn to Obama Foundation

Jeff Bezos donates $100 mn to Obama Foundation

As part of the gift, Bezos has asked that the plaza at the Obama Presidential Center be named the John Lewis Plaza.

"Freedom fighters deserve a special place in the pantheon of heroes, and I can't think of a more fitting person to honor with this gift than John Lewis," Bezos said in the statement. "Freedom fighters deserve a special place in the pantheon of heroes, and I can't think of a more fitting person to honor with this gift than John Lewis," Bezos said in the statement.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to the Obama Foundation in honor of Congressman John Lewis, a hero of the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1960s who died last year, the foundation said on Monday.

As part of the gift Bezos has asked that the plaza at the Obama Presidential Center be named the John Lewis Plaza, the foundation said in a statement.

"Freedom fighters deserve a special place in the pantheon of heroes, and I can't think of a more fitting person to honor with this gift than John Lewis," Bezos said in the statement.