Food Network star Guy Fieri has claimed that Jeff Bezos — founder of Amazon and the world’s richest man — didn’t contribute to a restaurant emergency relief fund that the celebrity chef created to help out-of-work cooks, waiters, and other workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Guy Fieri said he drafted personal emails to powerful business leaders and received donations from companies including PepsiCo, Uber Eats, and Procter & Gamble. Among the people he solicited was Jeff Bezos, whose net worth is estimated at $200 billion.
“I’m not into shaming people and telling who didn’t donate, that’s not my style,” Fieri said, adding, “Jeff, by the way, didn’t help us.”
Fieri’s relief fund — known as the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund — has reportedly awarded more than 43,000 grants of $500 each. The fund’s official site says it raised more than $21.5