Still, if Bezos isn’t comfortable giving away more than half of his wealth—or even more than 1.3% of it—he has another alternative to do good: having Amazon pay more taxes. Amazon’s strategy has often involved the company bullying or wheedling its way out of tax payments. In Seattle, for instance, a city-specific tax that would have cost the company around $20 million a year was nixed after Amazon paused construction on a new office tower and threatened to sublease space rather than expand in Seattle. Perhaps ironically, given Bezos’ philanthropic efforts, it would have raised $45 million to $49 million in annual revenue to fund projects for the homeless.

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