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JEFF Bezos has announced that he will give $100million each to Van Jones and celebrity chef Jose Andres.

The decision was announced in a press conference after the Amazon CEO completed his $5.5billion trip to space.

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What will Van Jones and Jose Andres do with Jeff Bezos' $100million?

During his post flight press conference, Jeff Bezos confirmed that the combined $200million given to the pair would be donated to charity.

The Amazon CEO and world's richest man added that Van Jones and Jose Andres were free to do "what they want" with the money and could decide how it was distributed.

He said: "They can give it all to their own charity, or they can share the wealth. It is up to them."

Both CCN commentator Jones and Spanish chef Andres were on hand to give their reaction to the news, but remained coy about who they would donate their money to.

Jones, who is the founder of a non-profit organisation for criminal justice reform, said that “sometimes dreams come true” as he laid out his vision for the future.

He said: "You got people coming out of prisons, you have got people on reservations, you have got people in Appalachia, you have got people at the border, all people.

"This country is unbelievable what people are doing, and how much heart they have and how much love they have.

"They don't care about these things we divide over sometime and they need more support.

"If we can connect them with more resources, it is going to make a big difference."

For his part Andres suggested he'd use the money to further his efforts at feeding the hungry - which his own non-profit charity World Central Kitchen charity works on. 

The award itself “cannot feed the world on its own,” he said.

But, he added it's the “start us of a new chapter for us”.

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