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Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in modern history — here’s how he spends his money on philanthropy

Bezos is the only American in Bloomberg's ranking of the world's top 5 richest people to not join the Giving Pledge. In June, a year after asking his Twitter followers for input on philanthropic strategies, Bezos said he has settled on two areas and will announce them by the end of the summer.

Elon Musk reportedly tried to defuse criticism of his Republican funding by asking an environmental group to ride to his rescue

Elon Musk was criticised for donating $38,900 to a Republican fundraising committee, causing some to question his commitment to ending fossil fuels. Bloomberg reports that Musk called on the executive director of environmental group, the Sierra Club, to ask for help combatting the criticism.

The billionaire ‘Giving Pledge’ signed by Bill Gates and Elon Musk could soon be worth up to $600 billion

At least 175 billionaires and billionaire couples have committed to donating a majority of their fortunes to charity through the Giving Pledge, and a Wealth-X study predicts the initiative may be worth as much as $600 billion by 2022.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has attracted controversy for his conduct on Twitter.

Elon Musk says he sees Twitter as a ‘meme war land’ — and it could create a big problem for Tesla

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is more active, and candid, on Twitter than the average Fortune 500 CEO. But he's become increasingly combative on the platform, responding to criticism in a tone that has alarmed some investors.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is under fire from some of his fans for donations he made to a Republican political committee.

Elon Musk has tried to help fix these 7 humanitarian crises — here’s how he’s doing so far

We've rounded up all of humanity's problems that Elon Musk has pledged to fix. He's doing a lot of good — but not all of his solutions seem to be working.
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Elon Musk has apologized for insulting a British cave-rescue diver, who threatened to sue the billionaire

"I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader," Musk said on Twitter. "The fault is mine and mine alone." The diver Vernon Unsworth, who was involved in the Thai cave rescue mission, had said he was considering legal action over Musk's comment that he was a "pedo guy."
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Elon Musk is at the center of an astonishing number of bizarre news stories and public feuds — here are all of the Tesla CEO’s unusual rec...

Elon Musk keeps popping up in the news — and recently it seems for increasingly unflattering reasons. The saga with the British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue, whom Musk called a "pedo" is only the most recent example.
British caver Vernon Unsworth.

The British diver from the Thai cave rescue whom Elon Musk called a ‘pedo’ is considering suing the billionaire

A British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue mission has indicated he intends to sue Elon Musk, who called the diver a "pedo" on Sunday before later deleting his tweet.
Elon Musk called a hero British cave diver who criticized him a "pedo guy."

Elon Musk called a British diver from the Thai cave rescue a ‘pedo guy’ — then deleted the tweets hours later with no explanation

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to call Vernon Unsworth, a British caver who helped in the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a cave, a"pedo guy." Unsworth had said Musk didn't contribute to the rescue and didn't need to be there.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is under fire from some of his fans for donations he made to a Republican political committee.

Elon Musk draws fire for donating $38,900 to a Republican fundraising committee

Some fans of the Tesla CEO criticized him on Twitter after his donations to a committee dedicated to maintaining the Republican majority in the US House of Representatives came to light.