Their initial grants do not insist upon filing reports that might indicate what works best. And without more affordable housing, the problem is sure to continue.
181 business leaders say they've changed tack. From now on they'll look after "stakeholders" as well as shareholders, but it's not clear they mean it.
On July 5, the online shopping powerhouse turns 25. A marketing professor looks back on how Amazon redefined retail for the world.
Who has the right to use an Amazon domain name? The people who live there or a company with the same name?
Some, like Melinda Gates and Priscilla Chan, became affluent through marriage. Others, like Oprah Winfrey, earned fortunes on their own.
When the only fixes getting funded are designed to leave the status quo intact, the results of philanthropy inevitably fall short.
Australia's unemployment rate may have to fall much more before we see any wages growth.
The US$2 billion that the Amazon founder and his wife are donating to help the homeless and educate young kids may appear selfless. But this money may also soften calls to raise taxes on the rich.
With such an enormous challenge, where would it make sense to start? We looked into our archives for stories on what it would take to eradicate homelessness in the US today.
Iridium's latest launch brings its next-generation satellite network close to completion. But will it be put to the sword by a whole set of smaller rivals?
Jeff Bezos plans to charge US$200,000-300,000 for a trip to outer space. And it's going to cost him an astronomical amount of money.
How Jeff Bezos is plotting to take over the world -- and why Amazon’s dominance in e-commerce could be a threat to innovation.
A clock designed to work for 10 millennia is being built – but what is the point of it?
There are about 2,000 billionaires in the world, controlling over $7.6 trillion. How does that compare to the income of an average American?
Private companies are increasingly challenging national space agencies in a new space race, which comes with great opportunities but also huge risks.
There are some benefits to the uptick in billionaire newspaper and magazine owners, who can weather short-term losses for the sake of long-term gains. But whose interests are really being served?
An expert in the charity sector responds to Jeff Bezos's request for advice on how to give his money away.
Amazon's founder turned to Twitter to crowdsource ideas for his charitable giving. This populist approach and his preference for short-term results set Jeff Bezos apart from other mega-donors.
Amazon's voice-controlled personal assistant device is coming to the UK and bringing smart homes with it.
Books contain ideas. They enable minds to shine. Our publishing industry is under pressure on many fronts – yet cultural matters seem of little significance to the federal government.