Jeff Bezos got a lot of criticism over his mission to space being a waste of money. Perhaps to quiet some of his critics, during a ceremony after the flight, the billionaire gave $200 million away to charity via surrogates. He gifted the money as part of what he called the Courage and Civility Awards, to Chef and humanitarian José Andrés and criminal justice system reform advocate Van Jones saying “They can give all to their own charity or they can share their wealth. It’s all up to them.”

In accepting the contribution, Andrés remarked: “This world itself cannot feed the world on its own, but this is the start of a new chapter for us,” 

On accepting his award, Jones said: “The only thing I worry about when you say courage, I haven’t always been courageous. But I know the people who are, and they get up every day on the front lines of grassroots communities, they don’t have much but they’re good people, they fight hard and they don’t have enough support.”