Meanwhile, the "Day 1 Academies Fund" will start an organization to operate a new network of full-scholarship pre-schools for low-income communities. He wrote that he wanted to help "people in the here and now - short term - at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact". In January, he said he would donate $33 million to a scholarship fund for young "dreamers", immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
Trump in the spring repeatedly said without evidence that package deliveries by the U.S. Postal Service for Amazon were costing the service money.
The announcement comes more than a year after Bezos requested input from his Twitter followers for creating a short-term philanthropy strategy.
Mr. Trump has also taken to attacking Amazon, claiming it uses the Post Office as a "delivery boy".
SpaceX: Announcement coming Monday about private passengers flying on BFR to Moon
The teasing tweet said more details will be revealed on Monday, 17th September via a live webcast that will begin at 9 p.m. Only 24 humans have been to the Moon so far, and no one has visited since the 1972 Apollo mission.
At the Economic Club discussion Thursday night, in response to a question from moderator David Rubenstein about President Trump's critical statements about The Post, Bezos said public officials shouldn't lash out at the news media. You get them a job.
"I'll keep my conversations with the president to myself", he said.
Bezos said Trump and other public figures should expect public and media scrutiny, which he called "healthy". I'm glad I'm being scrutinized.' That would be so secure and confident.
Bezos, whose companies are a frequent target of Trump's criticism, didn't mention Trump by name but assailed the president's attacks on the media.
Bezos' wealth has allowed him to pay for side ventures, including starting space exploration company Blue Origin and buying The Washington Post newspaper. "It's unsafe to say they're the enemy of the people". "Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession", he wrote on Twitter.
Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward US Southeast coast
The storm is forecast to make landfall along the North Carolina coast sometime Thursday as a Category 3 or 4 storm. This would mean gusty winds and rain are possible for central Georgia over the weekend, specifically Sunday.
"The customer is going to be the child", Bezos said. "We're going to push through this". "We're going to be scientific when we can be, and we're going to use heart and intuition when we have to".
"Two billion dollars is a lot of money, and it could do an incredible amount of good", said Henry Berman, CEO of Exponent Philanthropy, a nonprofit that supports leanly-staffed philanthropic groups.
In a phone interview Friday, Lillard said her research indicates that 3- to 6-year-old children taught in "high-fidelity Montessori classrooms" advanced significantly more on all measures - executive functioning, reading, math, social problem solving-than those in low-fidelity environments.
Bezos has yet to sign The Giving Pledge, an initiative launched by Gates encouraging billionaires to commit to giving away most of their wealth.
Bezos vowed to build an organization that will start and operate the preschools, adding that, "I'm excited about that because it will give us the opportunity to learn, invent, and improve".
Man in Idlib fearing chemical attack makes gas mask from party cups
Idlib is mostly controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) - an alliance spearheaded by powerful jihadists once linked to Al-Qaeda. More than three million people have fled to Idlib and as many as 70,000 opposition fighters are dug in there.
This article was written by Christian Davenport and Abha Bhattarai, reporters for The Washington Post.