Bezos takes a beating for Amazon’s contribution to Australian wildfire relief
It wasn’t a good weekend for Jeff Bezos. The Amazon founder said in an Instagram post on Sunday that the ecommerce giant would donate $1m in Australian dollars — or about $691k in US dollars — to help fight the brush fires that are causing thousands of people to evacuate.
For a billionaire, $691k looks like pocket change
So suggests Business Insider, which rounded up the web’s most brutal reactions — people were quick to point out that Amazon’s pledge is equal to what Bezos himself (net worth: $117B+) makes in a matter of minutes.
Here’s a quick list of A-listers who’ve pledged or given as much or more: