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Amazon founder and world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, has joined the list of billionaire donors supporting Australians impacted by the catastrophic bushfires.

Bezos, who is worth an estimated AU$158 billion, on Sunday announced Amazon would donate AU$1 million (US$690,000) in “needed provisions and services”.

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“Our hearts go out to all Australians as they cope with these devastating bushfires.”

The donation comes after mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest announced a $70 million package, with $10 million to go directly to building a volunteer firefighting force, another $10 million to be spent on communities that need support. 

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However, Bezos’ donation wasn’t met with complete gratitude. 

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“Jeff Bezos makes $149,340 a minute. So he is effectively donating 4.6 minutes of money. If he donated what he makes in a day, that would be $215 million, which would still not be enough,” Reina Sultan observed. 

Jeff Bezos makes $149,340 a minute. So he is effectively donating 4.6 minutes of money. If he donated what he makes in a day, that would be $215 million, which would still not be enough. https://t.co/dl4R5VjdKB— Reina Sultan رينا سلطان (@SultanReina) January 12, 2020

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“This feels like the equivalent of me donating a $5 dollar bill I found in a pair of jeans,” added Lindsey Wasson.

This feels like the equivalent of me donating a $5 dollar bill I found in a pair of jeans https://t.co/62TKogKmez— Lindsey Wasson (@lindseywasson) January 12, 2020

“This is the equivalent of a median net worth American donating 63 cents,” Chris Ingraham also commented.

This is the equivalent of a median net worth American donating 63 cents https://t.co/ok9Kd4eCG1— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) January 12, 2020

News Credit: Yahoo.com

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