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Jeff Bezos Has Been Called 'Cheap' for Donating Rs 4.8 Crore to Australian Bushfire Crisis

File photo of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (Reuters)

File photo of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (Reuters)

Jeff Bezos, one of the richest people in the world and CEO of Amazon, has donated 1 million AU for the Australian bushfire crisis.

Jeff Bezos, one of the richest people in the world and CEO of Amazon, has donated 1 million AU for the Australian bushfire crisis which have already killed at least 27 people and more than a billion animals over the last few weeks.

Bezos, who is worth $117 billion, donated only 1 million Australian dollars, which can roughly be translated to 4.8 crores in INR or 690,000 dollars in US currency. He confirmed the donation in an Instagram post where he 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."

While Australia, which is still trying to heal from the devastating fires, has been receiving countless such donations from stars around the world, people feel that this meagre donation from Amazon is not enough and that Bezos isn't quite doing his bit. Some even called him "cheap", and said that this is equivalent to donating nothing at all.

This is not the first time Bezos has drawn flak for donating too little. In November last year, he donated Rs 704 crore to charity. In fact, tennis player Serena Williams seemed to do more than Bezos - she won the WTA Auckland Classic and donated her US$43,000 winner's cheque to the Australian bushfire relief fund.