Kaylen Ward potentially raised more funds than Jeff Bezos’s donation for Australia wildfire relief.
Australia has made the news recently as devastating fires have swept through the country killing around 30 people and an estimated billions of Australia’s natural wildlife. The recent fire is considered one of the largest ecological disasters in recent history. People all over the world are coming together to raise money to help those affected by the fire and to regrow what was lost.
Many celebrities have decided to reach into their own pockets and donate money, while some less famous people have found their own way to donate. Kaylen Ward, an online sex worker, decided to send nudes to anyone who could prove they donated $10 to a fundraising organization working in Australia. Ward also promised to donate 20 percent of her revenue from her OnlyFans to go towards a charity.
It is almost impossible to get the exact amount donated due to her influence but it has been estimated at over 1 million dollars. Ward received so many confirmations and DMs that she and her team eventually had to quit sending out the nudes. A few other sex workers joined in with Ward offering nudes in exhange of proof of donation.
A notable name that donated from his own pocket is Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, donating only $690,000 despite his estimated net worth being at over 100 billion dollars. He promised to donate 1 million Australian dollars, which after the exchange rate is a bit less impressive. Also it can be assumed that Bezos will use his donation as a tax write off because it’s a donation from his own money.
When compared to what Kaylen Ward raised, the amount that Bezos donated seems much less. Bezos is the richest man in the world at the moment, yet he donated less than other celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, who donated $1 million, and Metalica, who donated $750,000.
Although in situations like these any amount helps, whether it be $1 or $100,000, when you are the richest man in the world, it is assumed that you would be able to donate a little bit more.
Kaylen Ward used her power on social media to unite people to donate towards a good cause, and ended up donating more than the richest man on Earth, and she can’t use it as a tax write off because the money was never hers. She also lost her Instagram account and strained her relationship with her family in order to do something good.
As stated before, any amount of donation helps, but when measuring the moral value of the act committed, the richest man donating less than what he makes in a day is far less admirable than a sex worker selling nudes to raise money for something she believes in.