Jeff Bezos is donating $ 200 million to the Smithsonian Institution ahead of the launch of Blue Origin.

Jeff Bezos has pledged a $ 200 million donation to the Smithsonian Institution. (Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution)

Billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space company Blue originwill donate $ 200 million to the Smithsonian Institution, announced Wednesday (July 14). This is the largest donation to the Smithsonian Institution since the founding of James Smithson in 1846.

The Smithsonian Institution is “the world’s largest museum, educational and research facility,” according to the organization’s website. That $ 200 million donation will be split: $ 70 million will go to renovate the National Air and Space Museum and $ 130 million will go towards a new education center at the main Smithsonian Museum on National Mall in Washington, DC. Bezos Learning Center due to donation.

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