Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez watched stars including John Legend at the Robin Hood Benefit 2022 gala in New York City on Monday night, as celebrities raised more than $120 million for New Yorkers struggling with poverty.
The Amazon CEO raised $8million at the fundraising event by auctioning off another seat in his Blue Origin New Shephard rocket that will go to space.
The winning bid came from billionaire Ken Griffin, the founder of the Citadel hedge fund, who will donate the spot to a New York City school teacher, Christie’s auctioneer Lydia Fenet told Bloomberg.
The teacher will be selected by the charity Robin Hood Foundation and another teacher from the city will also be on the flight. The pair are yet to be chosen.
The proceeds of Griffin’s bid, which was placed by…
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