More money, more problems: Jeff Bezos roasted for $690,000 donation to Australian bushfires, people say he could have done more
His net worth is $117.2 billion.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, Bezos wrote, "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."
The internet couldn’t help but fume at the rather miniscule amount of donation by Bezos whose net worth is $117.2 billion as per Forbes, with some even pointing out that he makes the amount he donated in minutes.
Peter Daou, a Democratic strategist, called out the multi-billionaire for his donation.
This is how much money #JeffBezos makes in 3 minutes. https://t.co/HL9dYadpVQ— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) 1578870968000
#JeffBezos donating $690,000 to the crisis in Australia is just crass... it amplifies his extremely obscene wealth… https://t.co/fPCIX3M90e— Kelly Renee' (@PhoenixQueen15) 1578880797000
#JeffBezos makes about $160K PER MINUTE. He thinks #AustraliaBurning isn't even worth 5 minutes of his time. https://t.co/KheIWtYdb9— Ani Bell (@GoodJuJuGuru) 1578958836000
This Twitter user pointed out that sex workers are donating more to the Australian bushfires than Bezos.
Those who badmouth #sexworkers for being "immoral" should know that our camp donated more to help people in need th… https://t.co/w9gyPRZCdj— MISTRESS TISSA (@MistressTissa) 1578955119000
For the unversed, Australian bushfires have wreaked havoc on the continent and have damaged areas as long as 80,000 square kilometers. Around 28 people have died and 2,000 homes have been burnt.