Bezos Gives $10M to Museum

8/17/11

Billionaire Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is giving $10 million to establish a “Center for Innovation” at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry, which is moving into a new headquarters next year near the new Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) campus in the South Lake Union neighborhood. The new center will focus on the legacy of innovation in business and global health in the Seattle area. In a news release, Bezos called out “the disproportionate number of extraordinary organizations” founded in the region, including Microsoft, Boeing, UPS, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Curt Woodward is a senior editor for Xconomy based in Boston. Email: cwoodward@xconomy.com Follow @

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