Global icons raise money to help rescue Australia bushfire victims
After the spread of the unpredictable rage fires in Australia, Global icons have come forward to set an example for their fans, inspiring them to do more. Let's look at the list of these icons who contributed a generous sum of money to Australia's bushfire services.
Australian Comedian Celeste Barber leads the list
Australian Comedian Celeste Barber smashed world records after raising a staggering $50 million to help victims of bushfires and the brave volunteer firefighters saving lives.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
The couple, whose Australian home is in danger due to the fires, donated $500,000 to Rural Fire Services.
It’s a pretty well known fact that P!NK (real name Alecia Moore) is a charitable queen. US pop superstar P!NK has pledged a whopping $500,000 of her own money to local bushfire services across Australia.
Australian cricketer, Shane Warne raised A$1 million (₹5 crore) towards a donation for the Australian bushfire relief fund, as his auction for the baggy green cap came to a close on Friday.
Actor Russell Crowe has spearheaded $400,000 donation to the NSW Rural Fire Service, after pledging to match the price of a hat he auctioned off to raise money for the firefighters.
Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth has announced he and his family are donating a staggering $1 million to assist with the bushfire recovery.
American media personality, Kylie Jenner confirmed her $1 million donation to Australia after facing backlash for flaunting fur slippers.
Pop-legend Elton John donated A$1,000,000 to help the Australian Fire Services
American professional tennis player, Serena Williams has donated the winnings from her first singles title in three years to the Australian bushfire appeal after claiming victory in the Auckland Open.
ATP Cup final, which as been being played in Australia, Djokovic, Serbian professional tennis player announced the donation, which has been raised by the players themselves, and will be split between the WWF Australian Wildlife and the Nature Recovery Fund.
Australian cricket greats Ricky Ponting will take to the field on February 8 in a charity game to raise funds for the bushfire appeal.
Swiss professional tennis player, Roger Federer said he would donate to the Australia bushfires appeal on Monday after tennis players pledged hundreds of thousands of dollars to the disaster relief fund.