Amazon's $690K donation to Australian fire relief draws criticism
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Amazon’s announcement that it would donate about $690,000 to Australian wildfire relief was mocked online by critics who said the company and its billionaire CEO should contribute more.

Amazon CEO Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosBlue Origin takes one small step toward being a competitor to SpaceX Democrats question Amazon over reported interference of workers' rights to organize Hillicon Valley: Twitter lacked adequate cybersecurity protection ahead of July hacks, regulator says | Twitter, Facebook clamp down on New York Post article about Hunter Biden | YouTube bans COVID-19 vaccine misinformation MORE said Sunday the tech giant would donate $1 million Australian dollars, which is about $690,000 (USD), in an Instagram post.

“Our hearts go out to all Australians as they cope with these devastating bushfires,” he said in the announcement.


Bezos's personal net worth is estimated at more than $100 billion.

Many of the critical comments on Instagram were directed toward Bezos, saying he should have donated more, but others thanked Bezos, arguing any donation will help Australia recover from the devastating fires that have killed more than two dozen people, destroyed thousands of homes and ravaged Australia’s wildlife habitat.

Others tweeted criticism of the size of Bezos's donation in relation to the amount of his personal wealth.

An official for Amazon was not immediately available for comment.