The multibillionaire founder of Amazon and his partner Lauren Sanchez made the announcement about the honour. Parton is “a woman who contributes with her heart and leads with love and compassion in all facets of her profession,” according to Ms Sanchez.
Leaders who “pursue solutions with courage and civility” are honoured with the Bezos Courage & Civility Award. Ms Sanchez remarked, “We can’t wait to see all the good you’re going to do with this $100 million reward.”
In a ceremony video that was published, Parton said: “Wow! You said $100 million, correct?” “I believe that those who can contribute financially ought to do so. I’ll try my best to use this money wisely “Added her.
We’ve just announced a new Courage and Civility award recipient — @DollyParton, who leads with her heart, and will put this $100 million award to great use helping so many people. She joins prior awardees, @VanJones68 and @Chefjoseandres. Congrats, Dolly! pic.twitter.com/dzTuoGVp3G
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 12, 2022
Activist Van Jones and chef and humanitarian Jose Andres, who founded World Central Kitchen, which serves meals in disaster-stricken areas worldwide, received honours when the award first began in 2021.
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Earlier this month, Parton a musician, actress, businesswoman, and philanthropist—was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
She established the Dollywood Foundation, which has distributed books to children all around the world and has a history of publicly supporting charities. Additionally, Parton has been a strong proponent of Covid-19 immunisation.