The founder and CEO of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos currently the richest man on earth is donating $33 million to a scholarship fund called TheDream.US, a program that is driven to help “dreamers” immigrants who came to the US as children and qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
The scholarship program partners with 74 colleges and universities and the students who are enrolled in the college under the TheDream.US will receive $33,000 over four years to aid in their tuition, fees, and books.
The donation is the largest in the TheDream.US’ history and the organization is thrilled and announced that 1000 undocumented immigrants with DACA status can now attend college thanks to the fund.
The donation is close to Bezos' heart and it is personal as well.
The trailblazer who created the world’s first online selling platform and surpassed Bill Gates to become the wealthiest man in October 2017 said in a statement “My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan.”
"He landed in this country alone and unable to speak English. With a lot of grit and determination - and the help of some remarkable organizations in Delaware - my dad became an outstanding citizen, and he continues to give back to the country that he feels blessed him in so many ways.
"MacKenzie and I are honored to be able to help today's Dreamers by funding these scholarships." Jeff Bezos concluded.