Billionaire Jeff Bezos Criticized For ‘Paltry’ $690,000 Donation To Australia Wildfire Crisis

This article was published on: 01/13/20 1:08 PM

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Billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, has been criticized over the company’s $690,000 donation to bushfire relief efforts in Australia.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, Bezos pledged 1 million Australian dollars ($690,000) on behalf of the tech giant.

“Our hearts go out to all Australians as they cope with these devastating bushfires,” he said. “Amazon is donating 1 million AU dollars in needed provisions and services.”

However, Amazon’s donation was met with backlash online, with many comparing the figure the firm was parting with to Bezos’ personal net worth.

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