Jeff Bezos and Leonardo DiCaprio are helping a 200M fund to protect the Amazon Rainforest. HOLR breaks it down.
According to People, Jeff Bezos and actor Leonardo DiCaprio will help the Protecting Our Planet (POP) Challenge launch a 200M program to save the Amazon Rainforest. The fund will be directed towards the Brazilian government which is trying to preserve the people and wildlife of the Amazon.
“We are inspired by Brazil’s ambitious goals for protecting the Amazon, one of the most important places for wildlife on the planet, and are thrilled to be able to support these efforts through the Protecting Our Planet Challenge,” Leonardo DiCaprio stated, as noted by the outlet.
“The Amazon is critical for the future of global biodiversity and climate, and we welcome the commitment from President Lula and the Government of Brazil to protect it,” Cristián Samper, the manager of the Bezos Earth Fund, said. Jeff Bezos will be investing in the program through his fund.
“We are pleased to support the designation and management of protected areas and Indigenous territories as a key part of the strategy to reduce deforestation, along with new economic models of development based on the conservation and sustainable use of the forest,” Cristián Samper added.
Jeff Bezos Net Worth
According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos’ net worth is estimated to be $153B.
Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth
As of January 2023, Leonardo DiCaprio’s net worth was estimated to be $300M, as noted by this source.
Published by HOLR Magazine.