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Jeff Bezos responds to Elon Musk’s tweet about converting Twitter HQ into homeless shelter

Jeff Bezos responds to Elon Musk’s tweet about converting Twitter HQ into homeless shelter
The Mary’s Area Relatives Centre is hooked up to a single of Amazon’s downtown Seattle office structures. (Amazon Image)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took some time out of his Sunday afternoon to reply to a tweet from Elon Musk, who polled his Twitter followers about converting Twitter’s headquarters into a homeless shelter.

Musk, chief of SpaceX and Tesla who very last 7 days disclosed a 9.2% stake in the social media huge, suggested that Twitter could transform its San Francisco HQ to a shelter “since no 1 shows up anyway.” As of Sunday afternoon, far more than 90% of the 1.7 million votes in the poll posted Saturday night picked “yes.”

Bezos, who stepped down as CEO last year but continues to be chairman at Amazon, retweeted Musk’s tweet and stated, “or do a portion,” with a connection to GeekWire’s protection in 2020 of a homeless shelter connected to one of Amazon’s downtown Seattle business office properties.

Amazon opened The Mary’s Spot Family members Centre in The Regrade two years back, and it grew to become a significant possibility for these experiencing homelessness throughout the pandemic. With the capacity to serve 200 men and women for each evening and a lot more than 1,000 spouse and children members for each yr, the shelter is the most significant in Washington point out. Amazon has fully commited $100 million in ongoing help for the facility.

Musk has frequently termed out Bezos on Twitter in excess of space satellites, lunar landers, and more, without the need of a great deal of a response. So it was a little bit of a surprise to see Bezos answer to Musk’s musings on-line on Sunday.

Musk has also been tweeting about an edit characteristic for Twitter deleting the “w” in the company’s name and changes to its subscription company.

Musk is the world’s wealthiest particular person, with a web well worth of $273 billion. Bezos is 2nd, value $180 billion, in accordance to Forbes.

Editor’s notice: This story was updated to reflect news that Musk decided not to be part of the Twitter board.