Jeff Bezos’ donation to extinguish Australias fires sparks scathing criticism

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Jeff Bezos On a donation to the Relief Fund in the amount of one million Australian dollars, or the equivalent of 690 thousand US dollars, at a time when the contributions of the stars of art and cinema exceeded the donation of the founder of a company Amazon Much.

Bezos said in his Instagram account: "Our hearts go out with all the Australians they deal with Forest fires This destroyer. Amazon donates A $ 1 million to provide needed requirements and services. Find more on this topic and learn to help as well".

In support of the relief fund to help in forest fires disaster AustraliaCelebrities from around the world have made donations to the fund that will distribute the funds to the Australian Red Cross, the Salvation Army of Australia, and the "Wires" Charity for animals and rural firefighting services.

Many of these donations, especially given the net income per capita, are much larger than those made by Bezos, whose total wealth is around $ 113 billion.

The American actor vowed Leonardo DiCaprio, With his foundation "Earth Alliance" At $ 3 million, knowing that the net worth of the Titanic’s star"Revinant" It is about 260 million dollars.

Both singer also donated Elton John (His net income is $ 416 million), and Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (his fortune is estimated at $ 130 million) at $ 1 million each.

Many stars also made donations ranging from 500,000, like the singer "Between you", $ 700,000, and the Formula Driver Lewis Hamilton And Metallicas lyric band, according to a newspaper "Daily Mail" British.

Bezos critics quickly pointed to the relative size of the donation when compared to the total wealth of its owner, with a simple calculation, it turned out that the donation made by Bezos equals only 0.00059 percent of his wealth, while some have calculated the value of the donation in another way, if they say that the amount donated Billionair Equivalent to 3 minutes.

Among the comments that attacked Bezos, a Twitter user wrote: "This feels like it is worth my $ 5 donation that I found in jeans".

Another Twitter user wrote that Pink’s wealth is equal to one hundredth of Bezos’s fortune, yet she donated half a million dollars.

This is not the first time that the Amazon founder has been criticized for his contributions to charities. Last May, when his ex-wife Mackenzie became the fourth richest woman in the world after her divorce, she promised to give up half of her $ 36.6 billion fortune, and announced it in favor of a campaign "Bid pledge" or "Giving Pledge", Which includes 204 of the world’s wealthy.

However, Bezos was not involved in the campaign, but he donated $ 2 billion, less than 2 percent of his wealth, to the Bezos Fund to help tackle homelessness and improve education for children in low-income families.

It is noteworthy that the largest individual donation to help extinguish fires in Australia so far is 10 million dollars, and is provided by the mining pole in Western Australia Andrew Forest and his wife Nicolas.

Forrest promised another $ 10 million to mobilize volunteers and another $ 50 million to create a study center to help prevent future fires.

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He announced Jeff Bezos On a donation to the Relief Fund in the amount of one million Australian dollars, or the equivalent of 690 thousand US dollars, at a time when the contributions of the stars of art and cinema exceeded the donation of the founder of a company Amazon Much.

Bezos said in his Instagram account: “Our hearts go out to all Australians as they deal with Forest fires This destroyer. Amazon donates A $ 1 million to provide needed requirements and services. Find more about this and learn how we can help as well. “

In support of the relief fund to help in forest fires disaster AustraliaCelebrities from around the world have made donations to the fund that will distribute the money to the Australian Red Cross, the Salvation Army in Australia, the Weirers Animal Charity and Rural Firefighting Services.

Many of these donations, especially given the net income per capita, are much larger than those made by Bezos, whose total wealth is around $ 113 billion.

The American actor vowed Leonardo DiCaprio, With his foundation “Earth Alliance” at $ 3 million, knowing that the net worth of the Titanic star and “Revinant” is about $ 260 million.

Both singer also donated Elton John (His net income is $ 416 million), and Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (his fortune is estimated at $ 130 million) at $ 1 million each.

Many stars also made donations ranging from 500,000, such as singer Pink, 700,000 dollars, and Formula driver Lewis Hamilton And Metallicas lyric band, according to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”.

Bezos critics quickly pointed to the relative size of the donation when compared to the total wealth of its owner, with a simple calculation, it turned out that the donation made by Bezos equals only 0.00059 percent of his wealth, while some have calculated the value of the donation in another way, if they say that the amount donated Billionair Equivalent to 3 minutes.

Among the comments that attacked Bezos, one of the users wrote on Twitter: “This seems to be equivalent to my $ 5 donation I found in jeans.”

Another Twitter user wrote that Pink’s wealth is equal to one hundredth of Bezos’s fortune, yet she donated half a million dollars.

This is not the first time that the Amazon founder has been criticized for his contributions to charities. Last May, when his ex-wife Mackenzie became the fourth richest woman in the world after her divorce, she promised to give up half of her $ 36.6 billion fortune, and announced this in favor of the “Pledge of Giving” campaign. Or “Giving Pledge,” which includes 204 of the world’s richest people.

However, Bezos was not involved in the campaign, but he donated $ 2 billion, less than 2 percent of his wealth, to the Bezos Fund to help tackle homelessness and improve education for children in low-income families.

It is noteworthy that the largest individual donation to help extinguish fires in Australia so far is 10 million dollars, and is provided by the mining pole in Western Australia Andrew Forest and his wife Nicolas.

Forrest promised another $ 10 million to mobilize volunteers and another $ 50 million to create a study center to help prevent future fires.



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