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    Bezos Slammed for Australia Fire Donation

    The multibillionaire Amazon founder's relatively modest $690,000 donation to wildfire recovery efforts Down Under has sparked accusations that he's a cheapskate. Critics have noted that Jeff Bezos, with an estimated net worth of $117 billion, makes more money every five minutes than the sum he donated. Meanwhile, Metallica, Chris Hemsworth, Elton John and Kylie Jenner each gave donations comparable to that of the richest man in the world.

    Is that really so little? One critic calculated Bezos' pledge to 0.000009 percent of his annual income, which is like donating about 55 cents if you make $63,179 — the median U.S. income in 2018.

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