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Dolly Parton receives $100m award from Jeff Bezos

15 November 2022


Reuters :
Country music star and philanthropist Dolly Parton received a $100 million prize from the ‘Bezos Courage & Civility Award’ given by Amazon.com founder, billionaire Jeff Bezos, an honor that recognises leaders who ‘pursue solutions with courage and civility,’ he said online.
Bezos, who is also the owner of the space rocket company Blue Origin, announced the award on Friday along with his longtime partner, news
anchor Lauren Sanchez.
Sanchez said on Instagram that Parton is “a woman who gives with her heart and leads with love and compassion in every aspect of her work.” “We can’t wait to see all the good that you’re going to do with this $100 million award,” she said.
Parton, in a video clip of the ceremony posted online, said, “Wow! Did you say $100 million?” “I think people who are in a position to help should put their money where their heart is.
I will do my best to do good things with this money,” she said.
Parton, 76, a county, pop and gospel singer-songwriter, whose songs include, 'I Will Always Love You,' 'Jolene,' and many other hits over the decades, has been a longtime philanthropist. She donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University’s Medical Center to help develop a vaccine during
the Covid-19 pandemic.

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