Hawaii News Now reports:
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his fiancee Lauren Sanchez announced they’ll donate $100 million to Maui wildfire relief efforts. “Jeff and I are heartbroken by what’s happening in Maui. We are thinking of the families that have lost so much and a community that has been left devastated,” Sanchez wrote. The couple says the money will be used to help Maui get back on its feet over the next years. Bezos owns a compound on Maui reportedly worth $78 million.
The Insider reports:
In 2021, Bezos bought a 14-acre property in La Perouse Bay, on the south shore of Maui, around 15 miles from the fires. The secluded island is popular with other tech billionaires and celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Peter Thiel. Winfrey has been volunteering in Maui, handing out supplies at the war memorial stadium, the BBC reported. Bezos has an estimated net worth of $163 billion, per Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. He pledged in November to give away most of his fortune.
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