Source: Business Insider
Wildfires have been tearing through Australia since late July , damaging more than 3,000 homes and killing at least 28 people . Australians including Celeste Barber , the comedian who organized the largest fundraiser in Facebook’s history for wildfire relief efforts, have criticized the country’s billionaires for not donating more. The largest known gift from an Australian came from mining billionaire Andrew Forrest , who donated $48 million. Some billionaires have gotten creative with their gifts, even donating through bids on Russell Crowe ‘s online auction for the hat he wore while cleaning his fire-damaged property in November. An estimated 25 million acres of Australia’s brush have burned , forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate and blanketing cities in dangerous smoke. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Some Australians are not impressed by how their country’s wealthiest citizens have responded to the country’s disastrous wildfires. An estimated 25 million acres of Australia’s brush have burned since September , killing at least 28 people , forcing hundreds of thousands of others to evacuate, and blanketing cities in dangerous smoke.