Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sánchez confirmed their relationship and discussed their plans for the future in a revealing in a new interview.

Sánchez said she is planning to go to space in 2023, but not with Bezos. The news anchor and helicopter pilot said she wanted to take “a great group of females” with her to space, she told CNN.


Bezos and Sanchez talked about some of their plans for the future. Sanchez said she wanted to take “a great group of females” with her to space.

Bezos went to space in 2021 on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, accompanied by his brother Mark, astronaut Wally Funk and then-18-year-old Oliver Daemen, who became the youngest person to go to space.

During the interview, the multibillionaire also discussed his net worth and some of his plans for philanthropic ventures in the future.

In response to a question about whether Bezos will give away the majority of his net worth, which comes to around $124 billion, he said he does plan to do so, but that it’s “not easy.” He did not offer any specifics about how he plans to do so.

This is the first time Bezos has addressed the idea of giving away most of his fortune, which he’s been criticized for hoarding as America reportedly heads into a recession. 

Despite his agreement in the interview, the billionaire has not signed The Giving Pledge, where some of America’s wealthiest people have committed to using their assets for philanthropy. For years, activists have urged Bezos to sign the pledge, which would put him alongside Warren Buffet, Bill and Melinda Gates, Michael Bloomberg and others with massive net worths.

Bezos, who will face no financial hardship in any future recession, or ever in his lifetime, offered some advice for consumers during the interview. He said people should postpone any big purchases, like new cars, televisions or appliances, so they can have some extra funds in the case of an economic downturn.

The couple also talked about some of their latest donations, which included giving $100 million to Dolly Parton as the recipient of the Courage and Civility Award. Parton will be able to allocate the funds to a charity of her choice.

“When you think of Dolly, everyone smiles, right?” Sánchez said. “All she wants to do is bring light into other people’s world.”

Bezos took a moment time to lament the harshness of social media.

“You have too many examples in the world of conflict and people using ad hominem attacks on social media,” he said.

He said the philanthropy-focused award is intended to get people to “work together.”

The interview was published the same day The New York Times reported that Amazon plans to lay off 10,000 employees in what will be “the largest job cut in the company’s history.”

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