Jeff Bezos Slammed For Donating $690,000 To Australian Bushfires Relief Effort
Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, has been slammed on Twitter for donating meagre $690,000 to the Australian bushfires relief effort.
Critics online have put the donation into perspective, compared to the worth of Bezos, who is Amazon’s chief executive officer.
The Amazon boss, who unseated Bill Gates as the top billionaire on Forbes’ rankings, announced the donation of one million Australian dollars, approximately $690,000 U.S. dollars on Instagram and Amazon’s website on Sunday.
“Our hearts go out to all Australians as they cope with these devastating bushfires. Amazon is donating 1 million AU dollars in needed provisions and services. Find more about it and learn how customers can help as well,” Bezos wrote on Instagram.
Pink, an American musician, said she is donating $500,000 to relief efforts.
Kylie Jenner has reportedly donated $1 million, while actor, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance organization pledged $3 million to help.
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